10 Jul '11, 1pm

Lyrics of modified Lady Gaga song to be removed from NDP booklet

SINGAPORE: Organisers of the National Day Parade will be removing the lyrics of a modified Lady Gaga song, Bad Romance, from their song booklet. This is because even though the cheer to introduce the items in the Funpack will not be performed, it is still a copyright infringement if the booklet contains the lyrics. The NDP show committee told Channel NewsAsia that they will be taking out the offending page before the next rehearsal show on Saturday, July 16. The booklets for the preview and actual parade show will be printed without the lyrics. The video of the performance has also been taken off YouTube. In a recent interview, Lady Gaga said she had no issue with her lyrics being changed, and said after seeing the cheer that it was "great" her music was being used to support culture. "I think she is liberal about that," said Sharon Chua, a publishing manager at Sony/ATV M...

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