06 Jul '11, 10am

[CNA] NDP organisers pull back modified version of Lady Gaga's song

SINGAPORE : National Day Parade (NDP) organisers said they are now trying to secure the rights to perform a modified version of Lady Gaga's hit single 'Bad Romance' in the pre-parade segment. This came after it emerged that organisers did not obtain rights to modify the lyrics even though they had secured a public performance permit for the original song. The song has become controversial on social media after a video was uploaded on YouTube, with only about 100 'likes' but more than 3,000 'dislikes' as of 4pm Wednesday. Called the Fun Pack Song, it was first performed during last Saturday's rehearsals to introduce items in the goodie bag. It follows the tune of 'Bad Romance' but with modified lyrics. The YouTube video drew more than 55,000 views and more than 1,300 comments as of July 6, 4pm since it was uploaded on July 2. In a statement, the Ministry of Defence said it ...

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