Lady Gaga performs on 'American Idol,' singing "Alejandro," looking all bridesmaid of Frankenstein at the piano in her billowing black veil and fishnets. Woman puts on a show, you have to give her that.

Not sure why there's such a magician feel to her performance; just sing, forget all the special effects. And pass on the writhing near-naked on stage -- her voice is good enough that she doesn't need all the theatrics or posing backup dancers in those singularly-unflattering skirt-shorts.

As it is, very little singing, lots of random motion.

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