As SPIN writes in our new Rock Myths feature, behind all the dramatic videos, mind-boggling outfits, and onstage antics, Lady Gaga is in fact a talented songwriter and performer. Here’s a little more evidence to back up that claim: video of a young Gaga, a.k.a. Stefani Germanotta, performing original songs at a talent show in 2005!
The clip was unearthed today by Perez Hilton, and it shows Gaga’s talent at work: dexterous piano skills, heartfelt lyrics with witty wordplay, catchy pop arrangements, and soaring vocals.
Watch video of the jazzy “Captivated” and the pop-piano assault “Electric Kiss” below, then tell us what you think of Lady Gaga in the comment section. Like what you see? Catch Gaga on tour with Kid Cudi.
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WATCH: Lady GaGa, “Captivated” and “Electric Kiss”