LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Lady Gaga’s stunning performance at the 2023 Oscars of her “Top Gun: Maverick” nominated track “Hold My Hand” was a last-minute surprise. The iconic singer’s performance not only moved the Oscar audience to tears, but viewers also claimed she had them “down on their knees bawling.”
Lady Gaga, who appeared for the 95th Academy Awards wearing an all-black dress and makeup, appeared in a simple black t-shirt and makeup-free ripped jeans as she wrung out every emotion. “It’s deep and personal to me,” she said before singing the song. “And we all need heroes one day.” Lady Gaga added that it was great when “you become your own hero”.
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Lady Gaga performs onsage at the 95th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood, Calif. (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Lady Gaga performing “Hold My Hand” at #Oscars 2023 pic.twitter.com/TlYPWGTveB
— Gaga Daily (@gagadaily) March 13, 2023
‘Best voice to hold my hand to date!’
Netizens praised the pop superstar for his powerful performances and for breaking stereotypes. One user wrote, “I love her for letting go of that. In possibly the most glamorous piece in the world, she reminded us that authenticity, heart and soul is what it’s all about. , and that it really doesn’t matter who wins what, although it’s a huge honor to win, it’s about celebrating the art.” Another added: “it was so beautiful”. A third chimed in, “Yes, hold my voice better yet!!” “I love how she behaved like a regular person without fancy clothes or makeup,” another user said.
Lady Gaga performs ‘Hold My Hand’ at the 2023 Oscars in a simple no-makeup outfit (Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
“So compelling, raw and powerful. Absolutely stunning,” one user remarked. “Supreme talent. Forget all the secondary parts of her number, she is one of the great singers of the last 50 years. Tremendous performance,” one tweet read. “Change of mind at extremely short notice…I came from New York to Los Angeles this morning to sing HMH…it’s like the Oscars version of The Voice because it was all about voice, message and feelings. No flashy looks and makeup. Pure Gaga. Loved it,” one tweet read. “God, she had me screaming on my knees. Absolutely beautiful! I love you @ladygaga,” one user wrote.
I love her for stripping down on it. In probably the most glamorous room in the world, she reminded us that authenticity, heart and soul is what it’s all about, and that in fact it doesn’t matter who wins what, even if it’s a huge honor to win, it’s about celebrating the art
— Ceylon (@Ceylantweets) March 13, 2023
it was so beautiful 😭
— kendrell garcia~ (@kendrellgarcia) March 13, 2023
Yesss holds my voice in my hand even better!! 🤘🏼🖤
— Bernie (@bernieftz) March 13, 2023
I love how she behaved like a regular person, no fancy clothes or makeup
— DieselMan (@DieselMan440) March 13, 2023
So compelling, raw and powerful. Absolutely stunning.
— Nate (@jock6797) March 13, 2023
Supreme talent. Forget all the secondary parts of her number, she is one of the great singers of the last 50 years. Tremendous performance.
— Lance Fleming (@flemingl17) March 13, 2023
Extremely short change of mind. I came from New York to La this morning to sing HMH. Looks and makeup not flashy. Pure gaga. I loved
— Missy (@NitwitMisfit) March 13, 2023
God, she made me scream on my knees. Absolutely stunning! I love you @ladygaga
— Melynee Naegele (@MNmMath) March 13, 2023
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