Lady Gaga Won't Perform at 2023 Oscars

by Emell Adolphus

EDGE Media Network Contributor

Thursday March 9, 2023

Lady Gaga at the 2022 Grammy Awards
Lady Gaga at the 2022 Grammy Awards  (Source:AP)

Your chance to go gaga over Lady Gaga's live performance chops will have to wait because the singer won't be performing at Sunday's Oscars. However, she will be in attendance as a nominee in the category of Best Song for the "Top Gun" song "Hold My Hand," reported Entertainment Weekly.

Best Song nominees have always performed, per Academy Awards tradition. Rihanna, who is nominated for "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," will be performing.

However, Gaga, according to Oscars director Glenn Weiss, has been too busy filming "Joker: Folie à Deux" to prepare a performance.

"Applause" from "Tell It Like a Woman" will also be performed as well as "Naatu Naatu" from "RRR," and "This Is a Life" from "Everything Everywhere All at Once."

Although Gaga won't be performing, she has had plenty of memorable stage moments at the Oscars, performing previously "Til It Happens to You" from "The Hunting Ground" in 2016 and "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born" with Bradley Cooper in 2019, which won the Oscar.

The 95th Oscars will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and broadcast live on Sunday from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, airing on ABC at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. Kimmel forewarned that he will "beat the sht out of anyone who slaps him."