Tony Bennett: Lady Gaga has a gift
Tony Bennett thinks Lady Gaga has a "gift".
The 90-year-old singer has praised the ‘Million Reasons’ hitmaker for her unique talent.
He told The Sunday Times’ Culture magazine: "Gaga is different from anybody else I have met recently. She has the gift, she can do the whole thing – she can perform, she composes and plays piano, she had good personal training at NYU and Juilliard. Education makes a difference."
Meanwhile, the 30-year-old singer – who has been close to Tony since they released their joint album ‘Cheek To Cheek’ in 2014 – previously admitted Tony "restored her passion" for music.
She shared: "He restored my passion, my life changed so much putting out those records. It was so hard to get a grasp on all of it. Yeah I took some time away from pop music but acting and singing jazz that stuff was like being a teenager again."
And the blonde beauty is only happy to take Tony’s advice after he encouraged her to give up smoking.
She said: "I know it’s terrible. I have been yelled at by Elton, Stevie Wonder, Tony Bennett, the list could go on of amazing, great people who are like, ‘You need to stop smoking.’ But I don’t smoke cigarettes. I smoke clove cigars."
And Gaga – who called off her engagement with Taylor Kinney earlier this year – admits she prefers to call Tony when she wants relationship advice.
She said: "Because sometimes you don’t wanna call your mom and air out everything because then she’s nervous. Then you call your father, and he gets upset, and he wants to beat the guy up. So I say: ‘Who do I call when I’m in heartbreak?’ I call Tony. I really do. I really do. I call Tony."