It has already been announced that Lady Gaga is gracing the “American Idol” stage on May 5, but Wednesday, April 28 she pre-recorded her performance for the lucky studio audience who stuck around after the results show.
It took over an hour to set up her stage because the crew had to bring in a giant metal angel that had fire sprouting out of the wings, not one but two giant black spiky trees and several park benches made out of giant bloody razor blades. There were also eight or so male backup dancers wearing nothing but black spandex shorts.
They then added dry ice to cover the floor with fog and Lady Gaga herself wearing nothing but some strategically placed black leather leaves and a cape with a hood made out of black netting. Her outfit reminded us of an updated version of what Cher wore in the “If I Could Turn Back Time” video, if that paints a picture for you, and the entire set looked like the S&M version of “Alice in Wonderland” meets the cemetery scene from “Phantom of the Opera” populated by half-naked nymphs from “Midsummer Night’s Dream.”