Gaga Receives Standing Ovation for Carole King Tribute, Steals the Show from More than a Dozen Stars

Gaga, wearing a simple white gown with a white cape, was one of dozens of stars including King herself who performed songs from the composer’s astounding catalogue. Gaga accompanied herself on piano singing “You’ve Got A Friend” on a rotating turntable stage in the middle of a room of around one thousand industry insiders.

She “batted cleanup” so to speak, following the opening “Hi De Ho” from Steven Tyler and LeAnn Rimes; Pink singing “So Far Away”; Train with Pat Monahan on “I Feel the Earth Move.” And then Gaga sat down at a white Yamaha piano in the middle of the L.A. Convention Center ballroom and just blew everyone away with an intimate, throaty, bluesy version of King’s greatest song. The whole room went wild, with Bonnie Raitt and Jackson Browne among those cheering when Gaga came to a conclusion. Later, when King accepted the MusiCares award, she cited Gaga’s performance. “The music flows through her,” King said.

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