In CBS’s Sunday night (Dec. 6) tribute to Old Blue Eyes, titled “Sinatra 100,” a handful of musicians spanning multiple genres showed up to celebrate what would have been the Chairman of the Board’s 100th birthday (for the record, it falls on December 12th).
Many stars took the stage to pay homage to the man who made an important mark on popular music and maintained his icon status for more than half a century. It was an odd mix of singers who collected to celebrate the man, to be sure. From Garth Brooks and Carrie Underwood to Usher and even Nick Jonas, pop singers from across the genre spectrum appeared in their Sunday’s best to deliver their own send-ups to Sinatra.
Some performances stood out more than others. Harry Connick Jr. took the stage to remind everyone of his crooning roots while Seth MacFarlane pleaded his case for a backup career in music as the numbers he sang hit all the right Sinatra notes.
However, the memorable performance of the night goes to the Countess herself, Lady Gaga. Reminding everyone of her Jazz singer beginnings, Gaga took the stage dressed in a tuxedo and fedora to close out the show with a rousing rendition of “New York, New York.”
Glitz, backup dancers, and Gaga pizzazz, the pop singer showed everyone once again that she not only excels at bending genders but does exceedingly well with owning genres outside of the one that made her famous.