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WATCH: Lady Gaga Sings About Ways to Get “Cheap Applause” in SNL Monologue

By Michael Lewittes

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(NBC)

(NBC)

Lady Gaga opened her “SNL” monologue about how there are two ways to get applause, and noted how she even wrote a song called “Applause” (video below).

“I just wanted to start by saying that tonight is such a special night for me,” she said, “not just because I have always dreamed of hosting this show, but also because I grew up right here in New York City!”

After the crowd went wild, Gaga pointed out that there is the applause you earn and then there is the “cheap applause” you get by pandering to the audience. “I am a fan of both,” she said, before she started singing about ways to get “cheap applause.”

“Can I hear it for the ladies,” she said during the performance. “Make some noise if you are from out of town. Put your hands together if you want to end childhood obesity.” Gaga then went into the audience and said “give it up for teachers” and “give it up for firemen,” earning her… “cheap applause.” The pop star also flashed her butt. She ended the monologue with her own rendition of Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York.” Check out the video below, and tell us what you think!

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