Lady Gaga Stuns With “Venus” & “Do What U Want” On ‘The X Factor UK’: Watch

Carl Williott | October 28, 2013 5:58 am

We’re just a couple weeks away from the November 11 release of Lady Gaga‘s ARTPOP, and up to this point we’ve heard a sizable amount of material from the album. After premiering not-single “Venus” over the weekend, Gaga appeared on The X Factor UK to give us the first live look at that new track and surprise single “Do What U Want” with a high-energy medley.

Gaga, wearing nude underwear, started off with an an operatic a cappella intro for “Venus” before her self-produced beat kicked in and she unleashed some choreographed wildness. About halfway through the song, Mother Monster took off her blonde wig, the backup dancers scurried off stage and “Do What U Want” began. For this, Gaga crawled and writhed around on all fours before flaunting her body — and her voice — on the grand piano.

Gaga always kicks it into high gear for her performances, but this one seemed particularly dialed in and over-the-top. She had that crazed look in her eyes, like she came to the stage with one thing on the mind: ultimate slayage. As a result, each dance step struck with purpose and each note reached for the rafters.

Check out the vivacious performance up top.

[via Pop Dust]