Lady Gaga sounds as pumped up for her upcoming appearance on American Idol next week as she is for scoring the cover of TIME—although her excitement could have something to do with the amount of money she may have received for her May 5 performance. Find details from the pop star’s three-hour rehearsal for her Idol gig below.
According to OK! magazine, Gaga demanded $250,000 to appear on show, a figure that producers balked at paying. “They thought it was just crazy she was asking for so much money,” says a source. “It was just too much money to pay talent for a performance.”
Either Lady Gaga lowered her asking price, or Fox producers realized Gaga’s appearance on the show was worth the hefty price tag, because Ms. Germanotta will indeed be performing “Bad Romance” and her new single “Alejandro” on the May 5 episode of Idol.
So how is she going to top her z-z-z-zipper face, z-z-zipper face from her previous Idol performance (which came just last year, during Season 8)? Gaga is reportedly wearing a black thong and and a black fishnet bodysuit, and standard-issue ridiculous footwear. Much like she did during “Paparazzi” at last year’s VMAs, Gaga apparently plans to incorporate blood into her performance, with “razor blade benches dripping in blood along the stage,” according to the magazine’s sources.
But blood is just the icing on the cake. (Ed. note: ew. Sorry for that imagery.) There will also be “homoerotic male dancers supporting her throughout the number” and “an angel that expels fire on a mirrored platform will hold court on stage, as well as black thorn-like trees with black poison ivy.” Basically, fun for the whole family! Make sure that if your kids are asleep, you wake them up to catch Gaga commiting suicide/groping herself/setting herself on fire/other-psychotic-stuff-Gaga-has-done-on-national-TV-without-getting-fined-by-the-FCC.
It’s only too bad Gaga won’t be covering an Ol’ Blue Eyes during Frank Sinatra theme week. You know she’d hit us with a killer version of “Mack the Knife.”