The pitch

Is Cheyenne Jackson’s “Edge of Glory” cover better than the original?

Oh, hit it: At a soundcheck before a recent concert in Vienna, Virginia, Cheyenne Jackson crooned his way through a rendition of Lady GaGa‘s “Edge of Glory” and decided to share the effort on social media.

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Easy to see why. The arrangement forgoes GaGa’s power-poppy vibe in lieu of something far more torchy and melodramatic — so cabaret queens are sure to get all swoony and heart-melty when he performs October 27th in Palm Springs. And frankly, it’s rather odd just how well this version of the song suits his voice; he’s owning it, no?

Hear what we mean?