I really like Lady Gaga. I don’t necessarily love her music, but I like that she performed “Born This Way” on Saturday Night Live and actually acted out birth, complete with water breaking on stage. Really weird. I didn’t understand it, but I enjoyed it because she is so not commercial. Someone like her shouldn’t necessarily make it, but she works hard and she’s talented, writing and singing her own music, playing the piano in a leather thong (oy vey), creating her own world, which I greatly admire….this is all to set up my one criticism. She cannot dance.
I don’t like the choreography she gets, which looks like a lot of like forearm, military gestures, but maybe they give her that because she can’t move — she does the steps precisely, but she doesn’t have that inexplicable charisma, the looseness. I watched the “Telephone” video and there’s a part where Beyonce and she do the same moves, which is a mistake, because Beyonce really can dance.
This is such a stupid point to make, because of course, I am unable to do any of the above, but maybe I’m that much closer to my dream of being a judge of So You Think You Can Dance. It’s also that I am forcing myself to write because it’s been a while since I blogged.
My main point is I really admire the pop stars who know how to move, like B and JT.