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But What Was With All the Body Parts Between Elton John and Lady Gaga?

Well that was … interesting. Opening the Grammy Awards were two sets of eyewear inspired by Kanye West, and a pair of singers on piano benches.

By:           editor editor
On:           Feb 1, 2010
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  • 41 Comments
    • Lee
      Lee

      That was an absolutely FANTASTIC performance. I can’t imagine why some people say she has no talent.

      Beautiful.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Julia Watson
      Julia Watson

      Re: the arms on the pianos. Okay, seriously? On a GAY media site, you guys don’t know what Monster Claw is? That’s 10 gay demerit points for you!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Tommy Marx
      Tommy Marx

      Holy shit! I’m sad I missed that. What an amazing performance!!!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • plume
      plume

      I saw the same thing,but cooler, at Happy Valley a few years ago. Oh wait its middle america thats fascinated, ok, all attention must shift, gothca.

      On a brighter note :

      How fast do the brightest stars burn out in these nano times?

      One wonders.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jill
      Jill

      This, Pink and the MJ tribute were the best parts of the night. Could have done without the rest…

      Feb 1, 2010 at 1:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • STLhomo
      STLhomo

      Seriously. Get a clue.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 3:15 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • kai
      kai

      ..if that doesn´t prove tons of talent, what does?????

      Feb 1, 2010 at 3:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Geoff M
      Geoff M

      LOVED this! Those two songs melded perfectly….what an amazing performance!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 3:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bianca
      Bianca

      @Lee:

      She has huge talent.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 4:35 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Greg Theron
      Greg Theron

      Wow, they was probably the best performances of all times. She does such a great job!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 5:51 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      Loved it. Was already a fan + this just further proves why.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 7:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Travis
      Travis

      Haha, she’s got pink triangles on her eyes at the beginning. Love you Lady Gay Gay!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:40 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      Why is it that the music awards shows always pull Elton John out of the mothballs when they want to prove they aren’t homophobic? Remember the MTV awards show a few years back when there was that controversy about Eminem’s homophobic lyrics? Well, they got Elton to perform with Eminem on that night.

      Now you’ve got the Grammys under attack for honoring homophobic reggae artist Buju Banton. So what do they do? Put Elton on!

      What a joke. No wonder we’re becoming known as the EDG’s (easily duped gays).

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @jason: out of the mothballs?

      have a little respect for gay music royalty.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:54 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • terrwill
      terrwill

      GaGa is actually the first what could be called “gimmick” or “novelty” act who actually has talent……For some reason she dosen’t set off the rightwing lunatic fringe’s “she’s going to lead our children into the flames of hell” alarms………..
      Jason I agree on one point, Banton should not have even been nominated, think the Grammy people realized they would have had a real mess on their hands if that subhuman scumbag won…….

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Synnerman
      Synnerman

      Lady Gaga has JEM eyes!!! (You know Jem and the Holograms)

      PRICELESSS!!!!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • The Artist
      The Artist

      One word. Brilliant!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeremy
      Jeremy

      This is the last straw. Queerty, why are you so ANNOYING!!!! Instead of fun reporting on gay news, all I get from you is terribly cynical, annoying posts. And then even worse, I get a straight couple advertising Saint Lucia in front of everything.

      That’s it — I am done. I am un-subscribing from Queerty.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 11:01 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • MissLaWanda
      MissLaWanda

      this was awful. And so racist.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coke
      Coke

      She name-checked Fred Phelps – did no one hear that? And the MC dude was saying how she was a monster going to make everyone a monster – ‘Twas a pretty direct response to Fred’s shenanigans.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:16 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • AlwaysGay
      AlwaysGay

      It would have been phenomenal had she performed “Bad Romance” with Elton instead of “Speechless”. It was a nice performance though.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Coke: i didn’t hear any mention of Phelps. when was that?

      Feb 1, 2010 at 12:40 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lee
      Lee

      @Bianca:

      Uh… yeah. Figured that out a long time ago. Some of my friends disagree though.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • B Damion
      B Damion

      Some of us gays are worse than some of the str8 folks. We can be so meen to each other sometimes. I have had my feeling hurt by
      many a gay people.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 5:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Sylkozakur
      Sylkozakur

      @Lee: They are just distracted by her flamboyancy. I think she’s very talented. I just don’t want to watch her. Rather just listen to her. I’m too old for spectacle.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 6:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Prancer
      Prancer

      Both are talented but they look stupid. Sick of the gimmicks and OTT outfits and such. Whatever happened to talent standing on its own without all the bells and whistles.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 6:33 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JR
      JR

      Gaga was GREAT! I especially loved the inverted pink triangles that she wore over her eyes at the beginning of her performance.
      Thanks to Lady Gaga for standing up for us once again.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 7:15 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • romeo
      romeo

      Pink stole the whole thing. Talk about defining the word “glamour”! And that costume!!! (materials cost about 18 cents, but it was a trillion dollar look. LOL ) Also a good example for muslims about why we don’t go for the Berka. LMAO!

      Colbert was right about SuBo. Didn’t she get any kind of nomination? That sucked.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:24 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      Pink was the perfect entertainment of the night – a performance that will be remembered for years. Lady Gaga was dragged down a bit by Elton John’s miscues and shout-singing but was probably the second best performance. Beyonce should have sung Single Ladies instead of that awful GI Jane failure where she comes across as a drag queen and not as intuitive a performer as the younger, more innovative Rihanna. My retinas burned when I saw Celine Dion, Usher, badly face-lifted Smokey Robinson and Carrie Underpants vying for Michael Jackson’s spotlight like back-up singers in a poetic tribute that quickly went turgid though Jennifer Hudson can saaaaang. The absolute worst performance was not so much Jamie Foxx’s auto-tuning song which was awful live but Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas who forgot the lyrics of her own songs and looked like a desperate attempt to be fashionably relevant like Lady Gaga with silly boys who aren’t as sexy as Lady Gaga back-up singers. Rather than Taylor Swift and Zac Brown, would have liked to see Adam Lambert, Cascada, Ting Tings and Cobra Starship. If you Google “payola” then you will see the Grammy performance list minus the few actual fan favorites aforementioned here! The old style American Music Mafia is going bankrupt and the Power of the Download is leveling the playing field from the artist-stifling studios!

      Winners: Lady Gaga, Pink, Stephen Colbert, our morbid fascination with Michael Jackson’s kids, Kanye West (for staying home)

      Losers: Jay-Z (who looks like a miserable bastard!) all Rap musicians, Bon Jovi (for appearing like it was the Super Bowl for over 50 year olds)

      Oh well, there’s always next year!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 8:59 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • fredo777
      fredo777

      @Prancer:

      “Sick of the gimmicks and OTT outfits and such. Whatever happened to talent standing on its own without all the bells and whistles.”

      Talent w/o the bells + whistles is boring. If I just want to hear a good voice w/ no flash, I’ll listen to some coffeehouse kid with an acoustic. *zzzzzzzzZZZzzz*

      Feb 1, 2010 at 9:36 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • grammyme
      grammyme

      wow wow wow!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:09 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      @Prancer – Watch the CMAs grrrrl!

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Acidicer
      Acidicer

      the double piano is a sculpture by artist Terrence Koh.

      Feb 1, 2010 at 10:56 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Bianca
      Bianca

      @dontblamemeivotedforhillary:

      I agree that Pink was the number one winner. Her performance was out of this world amazing.

      Gaga being the second one.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Lukas P.
      Lukas P.

      Pink and Lady Gaga both reigned supreme. I’m very glad they’re both proud allies of our communities. They do help change some peoples’ views. And look vavavoom doing it.

      Alas, poor Fergie looked so second or third rate! And, Snooki, please return to thr Jersey Shore. Buh-bye!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:42 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coke
      Coke

      About 4:20 in the clip above.

      “And I’ll never love again – Oh, Fred you’ve left me speechless.”

      Feb 2, 2010 at 12:57 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coke
      Coke

      4:28. Very clearly.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 1:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coke
      Coke

      C’mon, somebody back me up, here. Black MC dude represents God, says Gaga has no soul, that she’s destroying his work, throws her in the incinerator, which represents Hell, she comes out scorched with a fag who has also been burning in Hell, sings very clearly, “Oh, Fred you’ve left me speechless.”

      Feb 2, 2010 at 1:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Coke
      Coke

      The arms on the piano are other damned souls reaching out desperately for mercy from the pit of Hell.

      Feb 2, 2010 at 9:24 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • dontblamemeivotedforhillary
      dontblamemeivotedforhillary

      Coke is it! Oh wait, he’s on it! Monsters Rule, baby! Gaga Nation!

      Feb 2, 2010 at 10:21 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • andy
      andy

      @Coke: its “oh friend”, its the actual lyric to the song.

      Mar 21, 2010 at 9:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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