For the most part, Lady Gaga's first-ever hosting gig was a success. She played into some self-deprecating humor ("I think people who try too hard with their outfits are maybe hiding something") while parading around stage singing, gyrating, and being an all-around pop goddess. Her opening monologue was appropriately sung, poking fun at her incessant need for applause, and, well, brought a much-needed level of camp to the show.
Her first musical performance was with R. Kelly. And, the two got a lil' naughty to a song about getting naughty, the second single off ARTPOP, "Do What U Want." This number and her performance of "Gypsy" were the show's best moments (or, at least Gaga's).
The singer did, however, earn a little acting credibility with the summer-camp skit that had her playing multiple, enthusiastic campers. Perhaps this wasn't even acting. Maybe, it was just Gaga reenacting her days as a theater kid.
Oh, and the Blockbuster skit was an A+ effort all-around. Although we're not sure if we were laughing at Gaga or the sheer idea of Blockbuster vying for relevancy.