Lady Gaga sang at the 95th Academy Awards as a surprise.
She sang Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick.
She was dressed simply while performing.
On Sunday, March 12, 2023, Lady Gaga sang at the 95th Academy Awards as a surprise to the audience after it was revealed she couldn’t attend due to scheduling issues.
The 36-year-old Oscar winner sang her nominated song Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick in a stripped-down setting.
She “wanted it to be raw,” the executive producers said in a subsequent interview with the media.
“She really wanted to do something. She honestly was shooting her movie [the Joker sequel] — there was no trickery involved. And Thursday, at four-something, we got a text that she wanted to try something, didn’t have time to put together a big performance, but wanted it to be raw and people to see the real Gaga, and, with a voice like that, you don’t need much more than that.”
Showrunner Glenn Weiss explained, “She was really appropriate about the fact that this is a meaningful song to her and she wanted to really strip it down and do it not as an ‘Oscar performance,’ but as her. And that’s exactly what we tried to capture.”
The 36-year-old singer traded in the lavish Versace gown she wore on the red carpet and her full-glam makeup for a plain black T-shirt, ripped jeans, and Converse.
The rock diva performed her set while appearing to be completely unmade up and showcasing her incredible vocal range.
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