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

9:29 PM PST 06/16/2011 by THR staff

Saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who is recovering from a stroke, appears in the clip, which debuted during "So You Think You Can Dance."

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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