Lady Gaga, the Grammy-winning artist, took the stage at the 2023 Oscars to perform “Hold My Hand,” a song from the motion picture “Top Gun: Maverick.” The song was nominated for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song). Despite not winning the award, Gaga’s stripped-back performance was a highlight of the night.
Natural Beauty and Simple Outfit
Gaga impressed the audience with her natural beauty, with her makeup-free face and twisted French braid updo. Her performance outfit was simple, consisting of a black T-shirt, ripped jeans, and sneakers, which was a contrast to her glamorous red carpet appearance where she wore a Versace gown and a diamond collar necklace.
Lady Gaga’s performance was introduced with an inspiring message on the importance of community and love. Her message resonated with the audience and added an emotional dimension to her performance.
Fourth Time Recognized by Academy
Lady Gaga’s nomination for “Hold My Hand” was her fourth time being recognized by the Academy. In 2019, she won an Oscar in the same category for “Shallow,” featured in her movie “A Star Is Born” alongside Bradley Cooper. This is a testament to Gaga’s talent and ability to create emotionally moving songs that resonate with audiences.
Gaga’s performance of “Hold My Hand” was unexpected, as Oscars producer Glenn Weiss had previously revealed that a scheduling conflict had prevented her from being available. However, hours before the ceremony, it was confirmed that Gaga would take the stage and perform the emotional track. This unexpected surprise only added to the excitement of her performance and the anticipation of her future projects.
Lady Gaga performs a stripped-down version of “Hold My Hand” at the #Oscars. https://t.co/ndiKiHeOT5 pic.twitter.com/dLlahLTjht
— Variety (@Variety) March 13, 2023