Did Lady Gaga’s Grammy Performance Sizzle or Fizzle?

Lady Gaga

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updated 02/13/2011 AT 8:00 PM ET

originally published 02/13/2011 AT 9:20 PM ET

It was a fitting way for Lady Gaga to perform her fresh single “Born This Way” live for the first time.

Emerging from a womb-like vessel, in which she made the rounds of the red carpet earlier, Gaga, 24, shimmied and shook in a skin-tight latex getup – complete with pointy shoulder pads and a side-ponytail.

Embryonic entrance aside, the pop star kept it pretty simple.

No glitter, no standing ovation from the audience, no duet partner, this year’s performance was a change of pace from last year’s high-concept Grammy performance with Elton John. This year, Gaga focused on a spirited dance routine and, at one point, pounded an organ studded with what looked like dolls’ heads.


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