Monday, January 2, 2012

Lady Gaga on New Year's Eve Kohaku Uta Gassen

Just like Annika Sorenstam and Paula Creamer before her, Lady Gaga delivered a great performance in a big event in Japan:  the New Year's Eve countdown/musical extravaganza on NHK known as Kohaku Uta Gassen.

Somebody uploaded the closing montage from the 62nd annual show, along with the final judgment of who won the competition between the Red (girls') and White (boys') team.  It gives you some sense of the range and kinds of J-pop, enka, and other forms of music popular in Japan in 2011:

You probably noticed Lady Gaga in the montage, but here's her full performance of "Born This Way":

And "You and I":

I don't know if her performances counted toward the Red team's total, but maybe she helped pushed them over the top for the 1st time since 2004. Somehow I doubt groups like AKB48 needed the help, though:

Heck, I think they outnumbered the guys all by themselves!

1 comment:

diane said...

copyright issues. sadness.