07 Jul '11, 8am

NDP trying to secure rights to perform modified Lady Gaga song

SINGAPORE - National Day Parade (NDP) organisers are trying to secure the rights to perform a modified version of Lady Gaga's hit single Bad Romance in the pre-parade segment. This, 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. Called the Fun Pack Song, it was first performed during last Saturday's rehearsals to introduce items in the NDP goodie bag. In a statement, the Defence Ministry said it did not realise that the rights obtained did not include rights to modify the lyrics of the song. The chairman of the NDP 2011 show committee, Colonel Ong Tze-Ch'in, said yesterday: "We're in the process of working with the recording and publishing company to try to secure the rights to modify the lyrics and, until then, we will not perform the song. Until then, we'll revert...

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