'Poker Face' singer Lady Gaga is said to have made quite an impression during her New Zealand tour, despite MTV banning her overly explicit 'Telephone' video with Beyonce.
Gaga, 23, real name Stefani Germanotta, thrilled her Kiwi fans with a burning piano, blood and a latex nun outfit in her first concert in Auckland.
Her electrifying concert at Vector Arena, kicking off her Antipodean tour, came as her new video faced debate about its swearing, violence, full-frontal nudity and provocative lesbian sex references.
According to Stuff.co.nz, Gaga's two-and-a-half-hour show featured 16 costume changes, elaborate sets and scantily clad back-up dancers.
The New Zealand Herald reported that Gaga looked hot in all her outfits and described one as a "nun's habit made out of a condom".
"Extravagance and glam is what the world has come to expect from a girl who two years ago was a no name and now she's the biggest pop star on the planet," News.com.au quoted the newspaper as stating.
"Gaga might not be the best dancer, nor a great singer with an often droll Madonnaesque tone, but she has the intrigue, star power, and pluck to pull it off," it said.
Concertgoers have been posting their own comments on Stuff.co.nz describing the show as "amazing", "stellar" and "fantastic".
Gaga will arrive in Sydney in time for sell-out concerts on March 17 and March 18 before continuing her first headline tour in Melbourne, Canberra, Wollongong, Newcastle, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth.
Meanwhile, MTV banned Gaga's 'Telephone' video clip and more TV networks are expected to follow suit with its content ensuring they cannot show it during regular programming.