Lady Gaga is expected to make a surprise appearance at the Oscars on Sunday night to perform her Oscar-nominated song “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick,” according to multiple insiders who spoke to Diversity On condition of anonymity.
The decision seemed to be an attempt at last-minute back-and-forth, as Gaga was initially told skipping the award show Due to the demands of filming “Joker: Folie à Deux.” Oscars executive producer and show runner Glenn Weiss first stated that Gaga would not perform during a creative team press conference on March 8.
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“We have a great relationship with Lady Gaga and her camp. She is shooting for a film these days. Here, we’re honoring the film industry and what it takes to make a movie after a bunch of back and forth… It didn’t seem like she could get the caliber of performance we’re used to from her. And that’s habitual. So, she’s not going to perform on the show,” Weiss said.
With Gaga now on the marquee, all of this year’s Best Original Song nominees have been confirmed to perform at the Oscars, including Rihanna (“Lift Me Up”), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (“Applause”), Stephanie Sue, Including David Byrne. and Son Lux (“This Is a Life”) and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaal Bhairav (“Naatu Naatu”).
When she was nominated, Gaga took to social media to express her gratitude. He wrote, “Thank you so much to the Academy for nominating my song ‘Hold My Hand’ for an Oscar this year! Writing this song for the movie ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ was a deep and powerful experience that I will never be able to express.” Grateful for the magic of music and cinema. Giving props to her co-writer Bloodpop, she said, “I’m filming Big Love for Little Monsters now!”
The Oscars will air live from the Dolby Theater in Hollywood on ABC Sunday at 5 p.m. PT.
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