Lady Gaga Unveils 'Edge of Glory' Video; Reactions Mixed (Video)


Lady Gaga debuted her new music video for "The Edge of Glory" during Thursday's So You Think You Can Dance.

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who is recovering from a stroke and is featured on the song, appears in the clip.

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Reactions were mixed, with Gawker calling it "shockingly understated" and Popdust describing it as "shockingly unambitious."

Entertainment Weekly chimed in: "What is surprising, though, is the relatively small, but perhaps more intimate, scope of her vision in the 'Edge of Glory' video. ... [It] is also a refreshing retreat to her trademark style of making a video that has absolutely nothing to do with the song. It allows the song to remain independent of the fixed images a video can sometimes impart."

Meanwhile, Twitters users were split on the video.

Ryan Seacrest tweeted: "(As always) @ladygaga looking good in her new Edge of Glory vid."

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Added fan Max Wyeth: "This little monster is satisfied."

Richard was even more enthusiastic: "The Edge of Glory is the most beautiful music video I have ever seen. The pink smoke is so magical and Lady Gaga looks stunning."

"I LOOOOOVVVVEEEE IT!!!" Juan Gomez gushed.

Fan Lisa Murphy wrote: "It's a beautiful vid. Simple&elegant. It's personal and just Gaga being free & reflecting upon her late grandfather. Suits the song."

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Those who didn't like the video included Luis Mendoza, who tweeted: "I am surprised how bad this video is. Major letdown."

Added Luis De Gouveia (in Spanish, but the gist is clear for non-speakers of the language): "Que horrible Lady Gaga en The Edge Of Glory. Una completa drag queen."

Adam Huddleston added: Hate it! Just sayin'. So boring!!"

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Echoed Mike: "I ain't no monster but that sh-t was dumb as hell. Boring."

"Edge of Glory" is from Gaga's latest album, Born This Way.

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