Lady Gaga’s 2005 NYU Talent Show Performance

Of all of the impressive and talented people to attend our fine university, Lady Gaga is undoubtedly the weirdest.. Make it happen download. but also the most currently buzzworthy. Popcrunch uncovered this video of Gaga performing at a lowly ol’ NYU talent show back in 2005. I can’t tell where it was filmed from the footage, but let us know if you have an idea.

UPDATE: It seems this performance was from Ultraviolet Live. See their 2005 Facebook group (with a Gaga mention) here. Thanks to commenter Meb Byrne for the heads up.


  • Josh Becker
    November 19, 2009

    I believe she finished in 3rd place.

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  • Meb Byrne
    November 19, 2009

    If this is when she did UVL, I heard she finished in second place. By all appearances, it seems to be UVL, especially with the three-judge panel off to the side. Look up who hosted UVL that year & see if it matches.

  • Jessica Roy
    November 19, 2009

    @Meb The Facebook group for UVL 2005 says congratulations to her, but they don’t say what she placed.

  • Chuck Jones
    November 19, 2009

    Wow. I thought she could play the piano but she’s even more accomplished than I thought. How prophetic – changing the world with her lips. I found this to be a very endearing performance. Thank you for sharing this peek into her years when she was developing her talent and becoming Lady Gaga. She’s incredible. Go Gaga go.

  • Ned Resnikoff
    November 19, 2009

    “When I’m with you I’m so sedated” sounds less like true love and more like grounds for prosecution.

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