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For Lady Gaga's Birthday, A Daring Armenian Imitator

In honor of Lady Gaga on this, her 26th birthday, here's a priceless clip of her scornful single "Bad Romance" with an Armenian twist.

We hope the American pop diva appreciates this, the sincerest form of flattery, from Iveta Mukuchyan and her swanky male singers.

It's quite a creative hybrid, with high-energy transitions between traditional Armenian music and Gaga's former Top 10 single.

See for yourself. And Ծնունդդ շնորհավոր, Lady Gaga!

Here's the Latex-rich original video by Lady Gaga:

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