7 Lady Gaga covers that will make your jaw drop


All right, Little Monsters, it's only six days until Lady Gaga descends on the Twin Cities for a pair of back-to-back shows at the Xcel Center. Don your blond wig, get gussied up, and slide on your cigarette glasses as we guide you through some of the most outrageous and jaw-dropping tributes to Gaga on the web.

And for a preview of Gaga's Twin Cities shows, be sure to check out our photos from her recent performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago.

Grayson Chance sings "Paparazzi"
By now most of us are familiar with Greyson Chance, the tween singer, pianist, and Bieber in training who became a YouTube phenom. Grayson first captured the attention of the masses with this cover of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi," performed for his sixth grade classmates with impeccable style. Keep an eye on the young blond in the back for a sense of what it was like to hear the cover in person.

Gaga medley sung a capella
Singer Naya Marie laid down all five tracks for this a capella medley of Gaga hits, including a beatboxing track that she had taught herself how to do just minutes before recording. The effect is nothing short of mesmerizing.

"Telephone" performed by Indonesian brother-sister act
17-year-old Audrey and 19-year-old Gamaliel have made a name for themselves by performing duets of everything from Jason Mraz to Disney songs on their YouTube account. Their "Telephone" cover is especially impressive -- check out Audrey's sick Beyonce rap at 1:50.

"Telephone" played on the violin
And now for something completely different: A sweet and moving rendition of "Telephone" by a young violinist, who coaxes the melodies out with his bow.

"Poker Face" performed by some faboo choir boys
The audience hoots and hollers alone make this video giggle-worthy. Watch as UC Berkeley's a capella group, Noteworthy, gives their take on Gaga's "Poker Face," complete with jazz hands.

"Poker Face" performed on four iPhones
Meet Applegirl, a.k.a. Yeo Hee Kim, a South Korean gadnet nerd who uses several different iPhone apps to compose arrangements of pop songs. Here she is performing "Poker Face" using four different applications. Amazing!

Poker Face and Harry Potter and, um.... what?
Perhaps the oddest Gaga tribute out there so far: An Italian cover of "Poker Face" that's also a Harry Potter parody. And there's keytar? Just watch...

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