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- Posted on May 29th 2009 2:00PM by Rob Smy
The Song: 'Poker Face' (original version by Lady Gaga)
The Contestants: Lady Gaga vs. Orba Squara
In This Corner -- Lady Gaga: Bonkers and from Yonkers, Stefani 'Gaga' Germanotta's second single from her debut album, 'The Fame,' is a sexually charged barnstormer of a tune boasting a robotic hook and innuendo-laden lyrics. Gaga's blend of trashy electropop seems to have hit the masses' sweet spot with this track garnering No. 1 placings globally. She regularly performs an acoustic version of the track, which aficionados can sample here.
Lady Gaga, 'Poker Face'
In This Corner -- Orba Squara: We've got another New Yorker squaring (hah!) up to Gaga in this clash: Orba Squara or, to use the name his folks gave him, Mitch Davis. Taking his cues from the likes of Elliott Smith, the Apple-ad-friendly Orba has an ear for stripped-down instrumentation and simple, pleasant melodies -- his rendering of Lady Gaga's disco behemoth sticks to this approach with a tinkling toy piano and muted guitar strumming. Lower-fi fanciers will not disappointed.
Orba Squara, 'Poker Face'