Lady Gaga Won’t Perform Best Song Nominee “Hold My Hand” at the Oscars

Lady Gaga at the
Lady Gaga at the "A Star is Born" film premiere in 2018. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9893990dz)

The Academy Award ceremony on Sunday night will feature many amazing performers, but Lady Gaga won’t be one of them. The singer confirmed she’ll attend the ceremony as a nominee, but she won’t have time to prepare a musical number for her Oscar-nominated song “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick.

Gaga previously performed “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground and “Shallow” from A Star Is Born at the Oscars, but she won’t hit the stage this time around. The singer informed the producers she’ll attend the ceremony as a nominee, but she’s unable to prepare a musical number because she’s busy shooting Joker: Folie à Deux at the moment.

Despite Gaga’s absence, this year’s Oscars won’t lack amazing performances. All the other contenders for the best original song will be performed at the ceremony, including “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once, “Naatu Naatu” from RRR, and “Applause” from Tell It Like a Woman. Lenny Kravitz is also expected to perform at the ceremony during the “In Memoriam” tribute.

The 95th Academy Awards will take place on March 12 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, with Jimmy Kimmel serving as the host. Everything Everywhere All at Once topped the list of nominations with 11 nods, followed by All Quiet on the Western Front and The Banshees of Inisherin with nine each.