Lady Gaga performs 'Marry the Night' for first time: watch the video here

Shockingly, here’s something Lady Gaga hasn’t done before: A stripped-down performance of “Marry the Night,” from India, complete with sitar accompaniment.

The video marks Gaga’s first live performance of the song — minus her briefly singing a few stanzas in her Monster Ball HBO special — which will be her fifth single off Born This Way.   The video for “Marry the Night” is set for release sometime in the next few weeks, and the cover art has already been revealed on Gaga’s Twitter account.

She marked her first trip to India with this performance in New Dehli, telling fans, “I’ve waited a lifetime to come here tonight, and I’m very grateful. I’m so happy I get to be here and sing for all of you.”

Watch the performance below:

I’m not sure I’m feeling the sitar here, but I am enjoying this slowed-down version of one of her dance tracks. Like she’s done with all of her big songs, Gaga’s best surprises are the simple piano-plus-voice gems she’ll regularly perform. Let me add my voice to many of her Little Monsters’ wishes: an all-acoustic album in 2012!

Readers, do you agree? And what do you think of “Marry the Night”?

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  • LOL

    America loves crap.

    • EMMNL

      Are your ears melted? because that was an amazing performance but i guess you didn’t even saw the video, you just came here to troll and throw s#!t at her,typical, btw that performance was in India not in America, read the article 1st i guess you didn’t do that either! :)

      • LOL

        India loves crap.

      • lissa

        go gaga dont stop your the bestest

  • CACA

    i don’t care :p

    • YESYOUDO

      If you don’t care why did you wrote a comment in the 1st place :)

  • Gretchen Weiners

    I’m still hoping for the day when she puts out an acoustic album. Just her and her piano, instead of wasting her talent making pop songs.

    • Mike

      When are you going to do something productive with your life?

      • Gretchen Weiners

        What does that have to do with anything I just said? If having a job and paying for college to get my education isn’t productive, I don’t know what is. Troll.

    • Kelsey

      She may not have a whole album with all acoustic songs on it, but she has done quite a few versions of her songs with just her and the piano. I agree though ….. I’d like to hear all her songs stripped down more.

  • idviceroy

    Didn’t she do the song on a BBC performance or something when the album came out. I thought she rose from a coffin.

  • jennysong

    Didn’t she do the song on a BBC performance or something when the album came out. I thought she rose from a coffin.BTW,I want to share a mews to you. My best fríènd ,she just has annóuncéd hér wēddīng wīth a rich mān who is a cèlèbrìty !They mèt via~~~~SéêkSúɡárDαd.Сσм ~~~~ ..it is the lārgēst and bēst clúb for rich man with yung and beautiful woman and theìr àdmirèrs to chát ōnlìnè. …You do nǒt hávè to bê rīch ór fāmóùs. ,bùt yōu cān meēt yóùr trùē lòvê , It’s wòrthy ǎ try!

    • idviceroy

      @jennysong. Who gives a rat’s youknowhat about seeksugardaddy.com. Stay on topic or get off the site!

  • Devon

    She’s amazing! And to think this woman has been performing and touring non-stop for three years and her voice still sounds this fantastic. No offense to Adele (who I think is great), but she can’t even get through one 11-date tour without vocal drama. It just seems like some people are in it to win it and some are not. Gaga is the first kind.

    • Ben

      Adele has an infection/condition that requires surgery, idiot.

  • goliath

    well please could she release goverment hooker and sheibe already?, GH is sexy sexy song and sheibe is awesome, i play them and heavy metal lover when i paint!

    • Yep!!

      Agreed! All three of those tracks are incredibly addictive!

  • shakib

    exliant song gaga

  • True Blue

    Not being a fan of the song, this performance honestly didn’t do anything for me.

    • FGT

      Ok :)

      • chazni123george

        i like the song but i can sing it better & she could have song it faster i still love her music

        7

  • lance

    so excited for the acoustic version . we love gaga so much .. so weird that’s why we love her.

  • lance

    we love you gaga we will support your next album.

  • i hate gaga

    LOL

    • lissa

      dont hate gaga coz u aint her

      • Alfredo

        merry528 on August 5, 2010 @happy920 Heeey it is maby a year ago that you post your comment7:50 wo’s gsiinng> Is it Rod or Nicky? Well it is Princeton

  • Paige

    I love her singing voice and i love this song and love it even more live.

  • Paige

    I just love this acoustic version so much so much i wish she would release it on a cd live, i haven’t felt this way since i heard bad romance live. Gaga is the only complete pop artist not including adele or christana because they are soul and r and b. Pure pop in the category of britney rihanna and katy Gaga is the only one with real vocal talent. I can’t wait to comes to america to perform it without all the damn talking.

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