Lady Gaga joined The Rolling Stones on stage during their performance of "Gimme Shelter" in Newark, New Jersey on Sunday night.
For whatever shady reason, I enjoyed Gaga's trippy dancing. But let's be honest, she was never going to be able to compare vocally with Mick Jagger's usual duetting partner on the song: one Lisa Fischer. In fact, she didn't even compete with Florence Welch, who took to the stage to sing the same song with The Stones during their London gig last month. (See both renditions below.)
Gaga did give it some welly, doing a fair impression of a rock vocal, but it started to become repetitive and tiresome by halfway, with little variation to the delivery. There is no denying she was having the time of her life sharing the stage with her idols. I just wish her enthusiasm translated better through her voice.
Though this performance wasn't as iconic as I was hoping, I have to say, I could watch Lady Gaga jumping around on those stilts all day long. How she managed to not fall flat on her face is beyond me!
Lady Gaga and The Rolling Stones:
Lisa Fischer and The Rolling Stones:
Florence Welch and The Rolling Stones:
Fergie and The Rolling Stones [Just happened to stumble upon this and thought I'd add it]:
But who was Mick Jagger's best duetting partner.