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Lady Gaga takes in Dolby Theatre applause after performing Sound of Music medley

Lady Gaga takes in the applause from every corner of the Dolby Theatre after performing a medley of songs from The Sound of Music. (Photo: Craig Sjodin/ABC, courtesy of the Walt Disney Company. Reproduced under a Creative Commons license.)