No backup dancers required. Lady Gaga put on a stripped down, beautiful performance at the opening of the European Games earlier this week.

Mother Monster proved that she doesn't need a meat dress to get your attention any longer. Decked out in a flowing white dress, she slowly approached the grand piano sprayed with colorful flowers and foliage.

Once seated she began playing the piano, and the crowd cheered as they recognized Lennon's song. Her performance was subtle and gave me chills. Watch and weigh in below.