Original talent refreshing in entertainment industry

February 2, 2010 — by Apeksha Sharma

“I’m obsessively opposed to the typical.”

Truer words have never been spoken by Lady Gaga, who created an unprecedented change in the entertainment industry by reshaping music for the new generation. Unlike many of today’s popular musicians, Lady Gaga can give an eye-opening performance that is always completely different from what other artists offer .

Lady Gaga, born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, began her musical career as a songwriter for many famous artists including Britney Spears and the Pussycat Dolls. However, she soon proved that she too had talent and transformed everything that music stands for. Her songs explain the truth of everyday life while put against a catchy beat. She continues to raise the bar for her musical competitors, even though she is relatively new to the business. Still, she doesn’t let the fame get to her and continues to respect the boundaries and expectations of her fans.

By far, Lady Gaga is the most bold, fearless and courageous artist out there. She is original and never afraid to be put on any demeaning list that the Hollywood media churns out. She continually jokes about her bizarre wardrobe stating, “My grandmother is basically blind, but she can make out the lighter parts, like my skin and hair. She says, ‘I can see you, because you have no pants on.’ So I’ll continue to wear no pants so that my grandma can see me. (One Source Talent)”

Even with her unique fashion sense, pairing a leotard with high rise boots in the frigid London weather, Lady Gaga still manages to dominate music award shows, such as the Grammys and American Music Awards, with the most nominations of any artist. She has a total of 27 nominations in award shows around the world, winning nearly half of those awards. But how does she continue to impress in Hollywood? With her adventurous outlook on living a famous lifestyle, Lady Gaga proves that she has the chops to survive within the harsh realties of Hollywood.

On the other hand, many reality TV “stars” with no real talent manage to make their way onto television in a desperate attempt to gain or extend their 15 minutes of fame. MTV’s notorious new reality series, “Jersey Shore,” features young Italian-Americans living large in Sea Side Heights, New Jersey. These self-proclaimed guidos and guidettes insist that their controversial show gives them the right to charge an enormous amount of money for a single appearance at a club or talk show. Unlike the talent that Lady Gaga displays, these egotistical attention seekers have no talent and therefore should not be allowed to parade around New Jersey insisting they are the best thing that has ever happened to the state.

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