After several days of comings and goings today, the presence of the singer was confirmed.
Finally, and after confirming his absence, it is now expected that Lady Gaga make a surprise appearance at Oscar awards tonight to interpret “Hold My Hand”the Oscar-nominated song from “Top Gun: Maverick”as confirmed by the Variety portal.
The decision appears to be a back-and-forth effort between the event’s production and the singer, as it was initially reported that Gaga would not attend the awards show due to filming demands from “Joker: Folie à Deux”. Oscar executive producer and showrunner, Glenn Weissfirst stated that Gaga would not be performing during a creative team press conference on March 8.
With Gaga now confirmed, all of this year’s best original song nominees have been confirmed for performances at the Oscars, including Rihanna (“Lift Me Up”), Sofia Carson and Diane Warren (“Applause”), Stephanie Hsu, David Byrne and Son Lux (“This Is a Life”) and Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava (“Naatu Naatu”).
Gaga’s nomination for “Hold My Hand” makes her the first artist to receive three nominations in the category after nominations for “Til It Happens to You” of “The Hunting Ground” and Shallow of “A Star Is Born”, both of whom starred in the broadcast. In 2015, she also performed a four-song medley from “The Sound of Music” to honor that film on its 50th anniversary.
Shallow won the award in 2019, giving Gaga her first Oscar win alongside the co-writers Mark Ronson, Andrew Wyatt, and Anthony Rossomando.
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