Lady Gaga tried to turn 'Shallow' into a rock song at the Grammys, and fans had mixed reactions

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty ImagesLady Gaga put a glam-rock spin on ‘Shallow’ at the Grammys.
  • Lady Gaga performed the award-winning song “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born” at the Grammys on Sunday.
  • She donned a sparkly jumpsuit, dark eye makeup, and thrashed around onstage while singing the emotional folk ballad.
  • Some thought it didn’t match the song’s vibe and called her performance “weird.”
  • Others loved her glam-rock twist on the song.

Lady Gaga took to the Grammys 2019 stage at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday to perform “Shallow,” which is nominated for both record and song of the year at the Grammys this year.

Gaga – sans Bradley Cooper, who sings the other part in the “A Star Is Born” duet – put a glam-rock spin on the folk ballad. The pop star donned a sparkly jumpsuit, dark eye makeup, and thrashed around onstage while belting the emotional lyrics.

Some felt the performance didn’t quite match the vibe of the popular song itself.^tfw^tfw

Many others, however, praised her high energy, powerful vocals, and fresh take on the popular song.^tfw

Some viewers believe Gaga was making a point to set herself apart from Ally, the character she plays in “A Star is Born” – or that fans of the movie and not the artist simply don’t realise that Gaga and Ally have very different styles.^tfw^tfw

Others still noted that Gaga may have been trying to distinguish her performance from her upcoming rendition of “Shallow” at the Oscars.

See a complete list of the nominees and winners (so far) here.

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