Lady Gaga To Sing “Special Tribute” At Oscars

Her “little monsters” should be celebrating: pop music star Lady Gaga will “make a special tribute performance” at the Oscars ceremony Feb. 22, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced.

Lady Gaga is a once-in-a-lifetime artist whose musical evolution keeps growing,” the producers said in a release. “We are proud to have her perform on the Oscars for the very first time.”

Not specified in the release is what song, and what tribute recipient, will be involved in the performance. Previously, Zadan and Meron had announced that Jennifer HudsonAdam Levine, John Legend and Rita Ora will perform as well, the latter three singing their Oscar-nominated songs.

Gaga has won six Grammys and sold 27 million albums and 130 million singles. Her most recent Grammy-winning album was last year’s unlikely but critically praised duet with Tony Bennett called Cheek to Cheek. It debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.

Lady Gaga Instagram imageNot incidentally, Gaga has built a huge following on social media for the fans she calls her “little monsters.”

Her appearance on the Oscars will likely help bolster the show’s appeal to younger audiences in a year when just about all the major Oscar categories are dominated by smaller, less commercially prominent films.

As an example of her online muscle, in less than hour after she posted a brief video to Instagram announcing the Oscar news, it was “liked” by nearly 48,000 followers. Gaga also retweeted Craig Zadan’s announcement on Twitter: Craig Zadan Lady Gaga tweet

 

  1. Why are they overloading the Oscars with more and more senseless musical numbers? No offense to Ms Gaga, but this is not a variety show and this is not the Grammys – what does she have to do with any of the films that have been nominated this year? If these producers only care about the glitz and glamour of putting on a show, then stay on Broadway. I want a simple award show please. It is a sad day when I find myself saying that the Golden Globes are doing it better than the Oscars.

    1. I 100% agree. And all this will be at the expense of what the show should be about — the nominated films.

      The courting of younger viewers gets more obvious and more desperate by the year. You want to court them, stream the damn thing online.

      1. They’ll probably end up rushing the winners even more this year in order to accommodate this truly excessive amount of musical performances.

    2. I had the same reaction and agree100%. At least Madonna has made several movies and she is not just a singer. Where are the well-rounded entertainers?

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