Lady Gaga performed her Born This Way single "The Edge of Glory" at the American Idol finale tonight on a literal edge, putting to shame any artist who has sung about an edge without bringing a mountain along (Stevie Nicks, Aerosmith, Yes, we're looking in your direction).
The singer started the song wearing a beaded curtain on her head, perched atop a very Matterhorn-looking peak. After the first chorus, she tossed off her cloak, revealing a bejeweled and studded leather bikini reminiscent of the get-up she wore to the infamous New York Mets game last summer (a.k.a. her "Telephone" outfit). She removed her headpiece, which was covering up her Axl Rose bandanna, and played a few notes on an organ that was conveniently also on the edge of glory.
Then three unfortunate things happened -- E Street saxophone legend Clarence Clemons began to blow his solo and A) the camera forgot to pan to him, B) he kind of didn't sound so great, and C) Gaga and a shirtless male dancer did a sexy rollRead More »from Lady Gaga Brings Extremely Literal Performance to ‘Idol’ Finale