Gaga. Very popular among Israelis
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The return of 'Fame Monster'?

Lady Gaga joining long list of international artists in talks to perform in Israel this summer

Lady Gaga, the world’s biggest pop star and one of its most provocative celebrities, is joining the long list of artists in talks to perform in Israel this summer, even though she has already performed in the country in the summer of 2009.


Last week we wrote of Bob Dylan’s plans to play a concert in Israel on June 20 and earlier this month it was Shakira who flirted with the Israeli fans with a possible stop in Tel Aviv during her European tour. Now, it’s Lady Gaga’s turn, again.


If Gaga does decide to show up, it won’t be a surprise at all, as the first lady of pop is very popular amongst Israeli fans. In fact, she is so popular that a group of fans, who call themselves “the Little Monsters from Israel”, has uploaded a clip to YouTube this week dedicated to Lady Gaga and calling her to return to Israel during the upcoming “Born This Way” tour, which is based on her soon to be released album.


Gaga's first performance in Israel was on August, 2009. While a massive celebrity at the time, her concert was still overshadowed by Madonna’s two gigs in two days at the same time.


The terms of Gaga’s return to Israel are being negotiated with the help of officials from the Jewish communities in Canada, the United States as well as Israel’s minister of tourism, who would like to see her in Israel as a part of a tourism campaign.


It's still not clear who will produce the show and who will be the lead sponsor, but due to Gaga's massive popularity, neither should be hard to find. But what is clear is that should the show occur, it won't be before the end of May due to Gaga’s current tour in the US and Mexico.


Last week, Lady Gaga also became the first person with over 9 million Twitter followers. Let's hope her next tweet is "Israel, here I come".


Reprinted with permission from Shalom Life



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