Lady Gaga & Surprise Guest Tony Bennett Perform At Final Inaugural Ball


Jan. 23 2013, Published 8:31 a.m. ET

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The party continued Tuesday night in Washington, D.C. as Lady Gaga – and a surprise guest in Tony Bennett – performed at the final inaugural ball to celebrate President Obama’s second swearing-in ceremony.

Lady Gaga – real name Stefani Germanotta – re-tweeted some photos from the event, which was held for campaign staffers at the Washington Convention Center. Following remarks from President Obama and Joe Biden, Gaga – wearing a white outfit reminiscent of Glinda the Good Witch - took to the stage and sang some of her biggest hits, including Born This Way and Edge of Glory.

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At the end of her set, the legendary Tony Bennett, 86, surprised the crowd by joining Gaga, 26, on stage for a duet on The Lady is a Tramp. (They first recorded the Rodgers & Hart classic together in 2011 for Bennett’s Duets II album.) Gaga wrapped up her performance by explaining she had to leave to make it to a concert in Phoenix Wednesday night.


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