After large amounts of speculation were followed by an official announcement from the Academy, Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga performed the hit song, “Shallow,” from A Star Is Born! After Cooper surprised fans at Lady Gaga’s Las Vegas show by performing the song with her, it has been difficult for fans to wait for their anticipated live performance of “Shallow” at the 91st Academy Awards. Check out the video below from Lady Gaga’s YouTube channel!
In the actual scene from the movie, the end of the song was a little more upbeat, rather than stripped-down like this Oscars performance. That’s what makes this performance my favorite moment of the entire show that aired last night.
The performance has also received a lot of attention around social media. Check out some of the reactions below!
Something major just happened. After “Shallow” perf, @ladygaga & Bradley Cooper exited stage for commercial break. During break, they came back to their seats from stage then audience gave them another standing o. I’ve never seen that happen for any performers. Cue embrace#Oscars pic.twitter.com/k9wNh66tn1
— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 25, 2019
— ⟭⟬ jinkook⁷⟬⟭ (@BKayrod) February 25, 2019
Big props not only to the always-terrific Lady Gaga, but also to Bradley Cooper for joining her LIVE, AT THE OSCARS, IN FRONT OF THE WORLD, to sing “Shallow.” They just got a standing O when they returned to their seats after this tremendous performance. pic.twitter.com/rCoJDz5ZrI
— Scott Feinberg (@ScottFeinberg) February 25, 2019
The song itself, “Shallow,” won the award for Best Original Song last night at the Oscars following Gaga and Cooper’s performance. A Star Is Born is available now on Blu-ray and Digital HD.
Shaun Hood currently attending Northern Essex Community College. He has experience writing for his high school’s online newspaper, The Pentucket Profile (pentucketnews.com). Outside of school, he enjoys going to conventions and exploring other ways to get involved in the shows he watches. Favorite franchises include Star Wars, The Walking Dead, Stranger Things, This Is Us, and Once Upon a Time.