Lady Gaga Performed At The Oscars Without Makeup For Her Raw & Heartfelt Rendition Of ‘Hold My Hand’(video)

Lady Gaga is an American music artist, songwriter, and actress who was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. In 2008, the talented musician gained notoriety when she released her first hit, "Just Dance." The singer immediately attained worldwide recognition because to her ornate outfits, memorable songs, outstanding dancing moves, and strong vocal abilities. "The Fame," her debut album, was released in 2008. She subsequently put out songs including "Born This Way," "Bad Romance," and "Poker Face."

The singer entered acting while pursuing her incredibly successful singing career. Gaga was a character in the films "Machete Kills" and "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For." The Grammy-winning musician started watching "American Horror Story" in 2015. Lady Gaga was honored with a Golden Globe for her brilliant performance in the show. In "A Star Is Born," Lady Gaga made a lasting impression on the reviewers with her outstanding performance as Ally Maine.

The singer-songwriter co-wrote most of the songs in the movie in addition to acting in it. Two Grammy Awards and an Oscar were given to "Shallow," the film's main track. The worldwide pop artist brought up mental health concerns during her victory speech for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 2019 Grammy Awards.

Lady Gaga received a second Oscar nomination in 2023 for her song "Hold My Hand" from the film "Top Gun: Maverick." The first thing that springs to mind when one imagines a Lady Gaga concert would be outrageous clothes and loud accessories. The singer stunned everyone with her performance at the ceremony, nevertheless, by dressing in a way that one wouldn't often wear to a prominent event like the Academy Awards.

To find out more about Lady Gaga's Oscars performance, continue reading.

The presence of Lady Gaga and her rumored performance at the 2023 Oscars had been much debated in the weeks before the awards show.

Normally, all Best Original Song Academy Award nominees are asked to perform at the Oscars. One of the first few to confirm was Rihanna, who was nominated for her song "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," and music legend Diane Warren, who was nominated for "Applause" from "Tell It Like A Woman."

Additionally invited to sing their song "This is A Life" from the film "Everything Everywhere All At Once," which stars Michelle Yeoh, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Ke Huy Quan, were Oscar winner David Byrne, Academy Award nominee Stephanie Hsu, and Ryan Lott. Last but not least, an Indian song from the film "RRR," "Naatu Naatu," was also asked to perform, leaving Lady Gaga as the last pending nominee and performer.

But according to Billboard, Lady Gaga told Oscars organizers she wouldn't be able to perform days before the ceremony.

"We are recognizing the film business and what it takes to create a movie while she is now in the middle of filming a movie. After much back and forth, it didn't seem like she could provide a performance of the standard that both she and we had come to expect from her. She would thus not perform on the show, the event's creators said at the time.

However, Variety has revealed that the singer would really perform at the awards show celebration in a last-minute attempt hours before the actual ceremony. According to reports, Lady Gaga is now filming "Joker: Folie à Deux," her forthcoming movie.

However, it seems that information did not spread quickly when the media reported on the allegedly covert performance since everyone was startled to see Lady Gaga sing on stage at the 2023 Oscars.

What shocked everyone the most was how she traded in the Versace gown she wore on the red carpet for a pair of worn-out shoes, a basic black tee, and a pair of black pants.

"It's really personal to me, and I believe that everyone benefits from one another. To get through this life, we need a lot of love, Lady Gaga said before singing the song.

Lady Gaga sang "Hold My Hand" in a passionate, sincere, and barefaced performance while seated on a stool.

So, cry tonight, but keep holding onto my hand. You may shed all of your tears. I'm not going until I fully comprehend. Just promise to hold my hand, she growled.

The whole Dolby Theatre applauded her loudly and in a standing ovation as she finished performing. She also extended a hug and a fist bump to each musician that joined her on stage to express her gratitude for their willingness to play.

It turns out that the entire act was last-minute mounted. Oscar showrunner Ricky Kirshner explained how the buzzer-beater performance came about in an interview with Billboard.

She was quite motivated to act. There was no subterfuge involved; she was genuinely filming her movie, he added. With a voice like her, you don't need much more than that. And on Thursday at four or so, we received a text from her saying she wanted to try something but didn't have time to prepare a major performance.
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