By Laura Ferreiro
Lady Gaga definitely knows how to push the envelope, but – like any artist worth her salt – she also knows her audience. When she appeared on "Good Morning America" Monday morning, the usually controversial pop star toned things down and gave a family-friendly performance to an all-ages crowd, complete with a "Wizard of Oz" theme.
Gaga kicked off her "GMA" performance by singing "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," dressed demurely like Dorothy in a blue-and-white gingham dress and holding her own adorable pet dog Fozzi in a basket, Toto-style. Flanked by a dancing Tin Man, Cowardly Lion, and Scarecrow, Gaga artfully made her way down the Yellow Brick Road in her ruby stiletto boots and segued into her new single, "Applause."
Of course, in typical Gaga fashion, there were some dramatic costume changes. She ditched her Dorothy outfit backstage and reemerged in a Glenda the Good Witch getup featuring a frilly pink dress, blond wig, and magic wand, before she shedded her costume to reveal a black head scarf and bodysuit.
It's probably no coincidence that the singer chose to go with a "Wizard of Oz" theme just as the iconic movie starring Judy Garland celebrates its 75th anniversary. She pulled it off with panache, and managed to make the performance both adorable and trademark Gaga.
Lady Gaga's highly anticipated forthcoming album, ARTPOP, is due out November 11.
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