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Tony Bennett on first hearing Lady Gaga: "I thought she would be bigger than Elvis"

Tony Bennett thought Lady Gaga would be "bigger than Elvis" when he first heard her.

The somewhat unlikely duo have teamed up in the past and they appeared at the Frank Sinatra School of the Arts in New York City on Monday (June 16) - a facility the crooner opened in 2001.

He usually attends the school's annual graduation ceremony, but his touring schedule meant that he couldn't come this year.

To make up for this, he brought his friend Gaga to the school and they took part in a special performance and Q&A.

Speaking at the event, Bennett said: "When I first heard Gaga sing, my reaction was that she is going to be bigger than Elvis. She is so bright and intelligent and she has 'it'. In jazz you either got it, the syncopation, the rhythm, or you don't, and when I heard Gaga I said she's got it!"

Gaga performed Cole Porter's 'Ev'ry Time We Say Goodbye' before the duo teamed up on 'I Can't Give You Anything but Love'.

The pair meanwhile are expected to release a duets album in the future.

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Watch Gaga sing at the school below: