Lady Gaga FINALLY PERFORMING ‘Hold My Hand’ at the Oscars

Lady Gaga’s ‘not performing’ at Oscars disappointed fans, debunked after all

By Ellen James March 13, 2023
Lady Gaga FINALLY PERFORMING ‘Hold My Hand’ at the Oscars

Lady Gaga is going to perform at the Oscars.

The Oscar-nominated song from "Top Gun: Maverick," "Hold My Hand," is anticipated to be performed by Lady Gaga in a surprise cameo at the Oscars on Sunday night, according to numerous sources who spoke to Variety on the request of anonymity.

The choice appeared to result from some last-minute back-and-forth because Gaga was previously said to be skipping the awards ceremony owing to commitments with "Joker: Folie à Deux" filming.

At a March 8 news conference for the creative team, Oscars executive producer and showrunner Glenn Weiss first revealed that Gaga wouldn't be performing.

“We have a great relationship with Lady Gaga and her camp. She is in the middle of shooting a movie right now.”

"Here, we are honoring the movie industry and what it takes to make a movie after a bunch of back and forth… It didn’t feel like she can get a performance to the caliber that we’re used to with her and that she is used to. So, she is not going to perform on the show,” Weiss said.

Lady Gaga and all other nominees performing at Oscars

All of this year's best original song nominees, 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"), have officially been announced for performances at the Oscars.

After nominations for "Til It Happens to You" from "The Hunting Ground" and "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born," both of which she performed on the ceremony, Gaga is now the first artist to garner three nods in the category. She also gave a medley performance of four songs from "The Sound of Music" in 2015 to celebrate the movie's 50th anniversary.