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Did Lady Gaga call the 3AW openline?

Posted by: Michael James & Ellen Feely | 12 July, 2012 - 7:28 AM
Gaga on the telephone (Youtube)

Has Lady Gaga revealed her poker face on 3AW?

You be the judge!

We've uncovered some audio which we believe may be the pop superstar on the 3AW Talkback line.

The following call was taken by hosts Andrew McLaren and Mark Petkovic on the Overnighters program just before 2:00am on 4th July.

Speaking in a thick American accent, the caller identifies herself as "Stefani from Richmond" and asks about the weather before telling Andrew and Mark she was at Saturday night's Lady Gaga concert.

"It was one of the best concerts I've ever been to," Stefani tells Andrew and Mark.

"I was absolutely speechless, her shows, her performance, it was unbelievable.”

We think the vocal similarities are uncanny. But the coincidences don't stop there.

At the time the call was made, Lady Gaga was winding down in Melbourne having completed her string of five shows at Rod Laver Arena, with a party planned that night at the Northcote Social Club.

PICTURES: Lady Gaga parties at the Nortcote Social Club

And to add to the mystery of the unusual call, Lady Gaga's real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.

So perhaps the name 'Stefani' was not a pseudonym at all.

COMPARE: Lady Gaga on 'Ellen' last year:

90 per cent of respondents to 3AW Breakfast's 'Instant Poll' think it's her.

Tracy Grimshaw and 3AW Entertainment reporter Peter Ford, who spent an hour with Lady Gaga for an interview on A Current Affair last year, both agree they think it's the real deal.

LISTEN: Tracy Grimshaw speaks with 3AW Breakfast

"It's the sort of mischievous thing that she would do," Tracy Grimshaw said.

Peter Ford said he does think it's her, saying Gaga is an insomniac.

"These people do get lonely," he said.

"Very often...all her tour group go to bed, and she's there feeling very bored and wanting someone to chat to."

Peter said the often question mark left hanging was the fact she did not answer definitively to the number of costume changes in the show.

Speaking with Neil Mitchell, Andrew McLaren said he had no suspicions whatsoever that it could've been Lady Gaga.

LISTEN: Andrew McLaren tells Neil Mitchell about that phone call

"I didn't suspect it at all," he said.

"I just came to work last night and Mark, my offsider, said 'apparently we spoke to Lady Gaga last week.'"

Andrew floated the idea of cashing in on his newfound success by selling the button of the phone line on which 'Stephanie from Richmond' came through on.

"I wish the conversation had gone longer, because I had a couple of song suggestions for her next album," Andrew McLaren said.

IMAGE: A screen shot from Lady Gaga's hit song Telephone (YouTube)


LISTEN: Peter Ford gives his verdict on whether it's Lady Gaga:


HAVE YOUR SAY: Do you think it's Lady Gaga?

Blog comments Your Say

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    The Australian Cup Runneth Over Monday 10 June, 2013 - 9:09 PM
  • GaGa is not a real rocker. there not like Blondie and the pretenders . today they are choreographed performing seals to make money for their handlers.

    Barney Tuesday 11 December, 2012 - 5:59 PM
  • I don't think her life's that boring that she needs to ring 3aw.

    Mark Monday 16 July, 2012 - 5:07 PM
  • It's deff not Gaga cause if it was, even drunk, she would have something amazing to say. She always has something interesting to say and it deff didn't sound like her.

    Sascha Monday 16 July, 2012 - 9:01 AM
  • Hey very interesting blog!

    trc Sunday 15 July, 2012 - 11:57 PM
  • My best guess is that this is a rly good impersonator with accent training... but i've noticed that Gaga's voice gets higher when she's drunk so this could very well be her.

    al12 Saturday 14 July, 2012 - 4:17 AM

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