How much of a maddening frenzy are people being driven to while anticipating Lady Gaga’s new single “Born This Way”? For starters, Ellen DeGeneres actually sat down at a piano with the tune’s lyrics on her show and tried to predict how the Grammy nominee‘s new jam will sound (“Born This Way” is set to premiere on Friday). Yes—Ellen actually sang (with Auto Tune). But that was all before she called out Justin Bieber and James Blunt, who each had their own take on how Gaga’s song will sound.
There was a running gag where James Blunt just kept playing the melody of “You’re Beautiful” on his guitar, because, well, let’s face it—in this country, he’s pretty much a one-hit wonder, anyway.
But The Bieb gave perhaps the most melodic, somber take on “Born This Way” as he stood at his keyboard and plunked out a few chords. Of course, the mood swiftly reverted back to comedy when the Never Say Never star was accompanied by Ellen’s warbling and James Blunt hamming it up once more.