Lady Gaga 'Edge of Glory' on 'American Idol'

First full performance of the hit ballad

Lady Gaga has been everywhere this week – talk shows, autograph signings, you name it – promoting her new album Born This Way. Last night's performance of her excellent disco ballad "The Edge of Glory" on last night's season finale of American Idol was strong from a musical standpoint – hey, Clarence Clemons from the E Street Band shows up for his sax solo! – but a bit awkward in terms of staging.

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