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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?

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12 Comments

  • Xzamilloh

    No. It’s not. Not even close.

    • Texasholdem

      he’s an actor who played Gaga’s gay husband on American Horror Story Hotel.

    • mhoffman953

      @Texasholdem

      Exactly. Who?

    • jjose712

      The same stupid thing again and again. Don’t you get tired of being so dump

    • startenout

      And a famous Broadway actor with a number of credits, TV roles on Glee and 30 Rock and numerous films…really just because you’re clueless about the arts doesn’t make him less popular amongst those who know anything. Sorry he’s not Cher or Madonna or any of the old folks you like.

  • Texasholdem

    Gaga’s done this song as a piano ballad several times so he’s just copying her arrangement really.

  • PRINCE OF SNARKNESS aka DIVKID

    Sans Ga Goyle? Automatically superior by default and that’s without even listening to it.

  • RomanHans

    Wow! Knowing nothing about him I’d lumped him in with all those fake gay social media stars famous for taking their clothes off, but this was really great!

  • SeaNMtnsJon

    No, he’s the real deal. Very nice guy and GREAT voice. So glad he got through earlier struggles and is doing well again.

  • david-tullis

    One of my favorite recordings is Cheyenne Jackson and Michael Feinstein singing “If I Can Dream.” It really shows off Mr. Jackson’s range. Simply beautiful.

  • Polaro

    When I start to feel optimistic that people aren’t all asshats, I come to Queerty comments to remind myself that you all really are.

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