Lady Gaga On Her Makeup Free Gig At Oscars 2023: ‘Wanted It To Be Raw’

Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga

The singer-actress performed her nominated song Hold My Hand from Top Gun: Maverick at the 95th Academy Awards. Lady Gaga threw many surprises at Oscars 2023. While the singer-songwriter-actress turned heads on the red carpet in a see-through Versace corset gown, she is making headlines for a no-makeup performance of her nominated song, Hold My Hand from Top Gun. She bares it all with a heartfelt performance.

The American star who won the Best Orginal Song award in 2019 for the smash hit, Shallow, from the Bradley Cooper-stare, A Star Is Born, gave a stripped-down performance of her track, as she reportedly wanted it to be raw. Gaga had to initially turn down the performance due to scheduling conflicts, as she films the Joker sequel Folie a Deux. But then, it was said that she would be able to make it after all. This came out just hours before she stunned on the red carpet.

Many Of Lady Gaga’s Performances Was A Tour De Force

While we’ve seen Lady Gaga rock everything from a muppet gown to a meat dress and entering the Grammy’s red carpet in an eggshell the artist decided to strip it to basics. She went for a makeup-free look in a black T-shirt, ripped jeans, and sneakers, as she sat on a stool and performed with her band onstage. 

Though the audience was not expecting the star to take the stage she surprised everyone. Gaga also said that the song is deeply personal during her intro. Though she did not take home the award in what was her fourth nomination, she did win back in 2019. Her performance was a treat for fans as the star was expected to skip the 2023 Oscars due to a scheduling conflict.