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Lady Gaga performs stirring cover of 'Imagine' to begin European Games: watch

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The inaugural European Games began last Friday with an extravagant, Olympic-like opening ceremony in Baku, Azerbaijan. To add to the festivities, Lady Gaga managed to sneak away from Tony Bennett to perform John Lennon’s iconic “Imagine.” Behind a rose-adorned piano, Gaga played the first half dutifully to Lennon’s rendition, but assumes some artistic, operatic licensing in the second half. Check it out above.

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