How Lady Gaga STOLE The Show On Stevie Wonder’s All Star Tribute!
Okay let’s just get right to it ILOSM fam’: the biggest shocker of them all at last night’s tribute: “Stevie Wonder: Songs in the Key of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute,” was Lady Gaga! We didn’t know she had that much funk! In case you missed the show last night, our girl Gaga had the whole crowd on their feet with her rendition of Stevie’s “I Wish.” Now I know one of the last people you probably think of when you think of soul funk like Stevie’s, is Lady Gaga, but she showed everybody that she can definitely bring the noise in that department. Go ‘head Gaga!
Most people in our ILoveOldSchoolMusic community probably aren’t fans or followers of Lady Gaga’s pop music, but she showed last night that it’s one thing to create music and sell records, but it’s a whole other thing to pull from deep down in your soul that music that is just embedded in your roots, as she stated last night.
Stevie’s music has the ability to touch many walks of life and Gaga has clearly been extremely influenced by Mr. Wonder, because there’s no way she would have been able to take us to chuuurch the way that she did last night, had she not been. Taking us to chuuurch is the artists’ ability to reach out and grab whomever is listening with their emotion, their feelings; it’s their ability to make people catch the “holy ghost” like we say down south, or give folks goose bumps while their performing. Gaga zoned out during her performance and she took all of us watching with her. She didn’t care about how she looked, or nothing, she just cared about whatever the song made her feel and the craziest part of it all is that she was so much in a zone that she probably doesn’t remember everything that she did- she just felt it.
In order to accurately perform Stevie’s music, you have to be able to take us to chuuurch, in my humble opinion and Lady Gaga was the only one who did that in last night’s show…no disrespect to any of the other incredible artists on the show though, but I just have to call a Spade a Spade on this one.
Well no one else but Stevie took us there because of course NOBODY can “out-chuuurch” the one and only Stevie because he’s, well…Stevie! He brought the house down with his medley of classic hits.
Overall it was a beautiful thing to see a legend like Stevie being honored for what is one of the greatest albums ever created and also being celebrated for the massive amount of musical gems he’s graced us with for
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