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Lady Gaga drowns her voice in theatrics on 'American Idol'

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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