On Gossip Girl this week, Lady Gaga performed at NYU after helping Dan, Vanessa and Blair put together a uniquely bizarre Snow White/Gaga-themed musical.
A big reason Gossip Girl was able to score the pop star? Before she became Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta herself studied at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts.
Footage has been unearthed of her performing at a talent show at the school back in 2005, and it definitely puts to rest any doubts about the singer's talent.
Okay, all the bizarre Lady Gaga pictures, rumors and costumes may boost her persona, but this girl is a heck of a musician beneath the bombastic facade.
Below, she performs two songs, "Captivated" and "Electric Kiss," providing her own piano accompaniment, and even drawing a comparison to ... Nora Jones.
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