Lady Gaga, who was nominated for her song "Hold My Hand" from the movie "Top Gun: Maverick," has declined the invitation to perform at the Oscars this year. The reason for this is the singer's current commitment to filming the sequel to the movie "Joker: Folie a Deux." This information was confirmed by Oscar producer Glenn Weiss in a recent Zoom call.
Invitations Extended to All Five Nominees
"We actually invited all five nominees," Weiss stated. "We have great relationships with Lady Gaga and her camp. However, she is currently in the middle of shooting a movie and couldn't get a performance to the caliber that we're used to with her and that she is used to.
So, she is not going to perform on the show." Despite this, Weiss emphasizes that they completely understand the situation and the reason behind Gaga's inability to perform.
Lady Gaga to Play Harley Quinn in 'Joker: Folie a Deux'
Lady Gaga is currently filming the sequel to "Joker," directed by Todd Phillips.
In the film, she will play the role of Harley Quinn, a psychiatrist who crosses paths with the Joker before coming to grips with his evil ways. This will mark the third time the character has been portrayed on screen, after Margot Robbie's portrayal in "Suicide Squad" and "Birds of Prey," and Kaley Cuoco's voice performance in HBO Max's animated series "Harley Quinn." The film is set to be released on October 9, 2024, five years after the release of the first film.
Star-Studded Performance Lineup for Oscars 2023
Despite Gaga's absence, the Oscars will not lack star power, with performances from Rihanna, Diane Warren, Sofia Carson, "RRR's" "Naatu Naatu," and "This Is A Life" by Son Lux, David Byrne, and Stephanie Hsu filling in for Mitski.
Rihanna will perform her song "Lift Me Up" from "Black Panther: Wakanda Forever," while Warren and Carson will perform their song "Applause" for "Tell It Like A Woman." This year's Oscars will also mark the first Indian performance since 2008 with "RRR's" "Naatu Naatu." While fans may be disappointed by Lady Gaga's inability to perform at the Oscars, the show promises to be a star-studded night filled with musical performances from a diverse range of artists.
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