It could have been another epic moment, to remember, instead all the fantasies and forecasts melted away like snow in the sun. “Too busy on the set of her next film”, Lady Gaga it won’t be Sunday night, tomorrow, on stage at the Dolby Theater to sing “Hold My Hand”his Oscar-nominated song from the film “Top Gun: Mavericks”. The news emerged during a press conference by Glenn Weiss, the executive producer of the upcoming Night of the Stars. “The other artists in the quintet for Best Original Song corroborated,” Weiss said, but “Gaga is making a movie,” he added. referring to “Joker: Folie à Deux” with Joaquin Phoenix. “She wasn’t going to put together a major performance, so she backed out.”
Gaga won the Oscar in 2019 for the ballad “Shallow”soundtrack of the film “A star is born”. Gaga’s participation had remained pending until the end: now the cold shower. The other four finalists will remain to entertain the 3,400 Hollywood VIPs: Rihanna, fresh from the success of the Super Bowl, with “Lift me Up”song in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever”, Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava with “Naatu Naatu” from the Indian film “Rrr”, David Byrne with Stephanie Hsu and Son Lux for “This is a Life” from “Everything everywhere all at once”, e Diane Warren and Sofia Carson with “Applause”, the latter song from “Tell it like a woman”, the film produced by the Italian Chiara Tilesi. The duet Lady Gaga with Bradley Cooper remains unforgettable, a performance that had excited the audience of spectators, virtual and in the flesh, of the Oscars 2019. As recalled, the pop star on that occasion had won the Oscar and was moved. This year, however, the cold shower: no performance by Miss Germanotta.