Lady Gaga will not perform at the 2023 Oscars this Sunday, said Glenn Weiss, one of the show’s executive producers.
Weiss explained that Lady Gaga is busy making a movie and she couldn’t act due to lack of time.
As a result, this will be the second consecutive Oscar telecast in which one of the five nominated songs was not performed on the show. Last year Van Morrison refused to sing Belfast’s “Down to Joy”. Morrison argued that he was on tour.
Lady Gaga is in the middle of filming the movie “Joker: Folie à Deux” where she plays Harley Quinn alongside Joaquin Phoenix. Warner Bros plans to release it on October 9, 2024, five years after the first film was released.
Lady Gaga has performed at the Oscars three times.
In 2015, she performed a medley of four songs from the classic film “The Sound of Music” to honor that film’s 50th anniversary. In a memorable Oscars moment, Julie Andrews walked out at the end of Gaga’s performance and the two stars embraced.
In 2016, Gaga sang the nominated song “Til It Happens to You” from the film “The Hunting Ground,” and in 2019, she and Bradley Cooper sang “Shallow” from the film “A Star Is Born,” which won the award. .
The other four nominated songs will be performed at the ceremony, which will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. This is the 95th Academy Awards and will take place this Sunday, March 12 at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC for more than 200 territories around the world.