It's the Oscar performance that the entire world is talking about. Their chemistry as artists moved the entire audience and the world.
There were a number of extraordinary moments from the Oscars that caught the attention of the entire world. But there was one performance by two talented people that stood out and stole the entire show. As their voices filled the entire hall, the words struck a connection with everyone listening, and the connection that they both had as artists were truly special.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper began their performance by emerging from the audience, with their hands together and their emotions in tune. As they began to sing "Shallow" from their movie A Star Is Born, the entire audience was captivated by the chemistry they shared as performers. Although their off-screen lives are completely different, when they slip into the shoes of their characters from the movie, they wholly imbibe the vulnerabilities, the passion and the emotions of their characters, Jackson Maine and Ally. The Oscar-nominated film was extremely dear to both Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. And the song, "Shallow" was Lady Gaga's longest-running chart-topper, according to HuffPost News. That very night, the song also won the award for the best Music (Original Song).
Although Bradley Cooper was extremely nervous and "terrified" about singing live onstage, none of it showed as the world's new favorite musical duo took the stage. As Lady Gaga took her place at the piano and Bradley Cooper sang alongside her, they sang each word with great honesty and everyone watching was immensely moved by it.
During his appearance in Las Vegas, Bradley Cooper said, “I just had to like, Zen out and just pray that I wouldn’t ruin her show. Because think about it, she just crushed it for two hours ... and I thought, ‘Please let me just be on pitch.’”
Lady Gaga, having performed on stage an umpteen number of times and rocked it each time, probably didn't feel the nerves as much for this performance. But it was certainly one of the performances she would remember for a long, long time. Later, she wrote on a post, "Nothing could be more special than sharing this moment at the Oscars with a true friend and artistic genius," according to Fox News.
What the two of them found in each other was a caring friend, someone who understood their artistic needs and somebody who they could connect with through their music and acting. With tears in her eyes, Lady Gaga thanked her co-star and director in her acceptance speech and said, "Bradley, there is not a single person on the planet that could've sang this song with me but you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you so much."
Through this heartwarming performance, everyone witnessed just how a powerful and meaningful song, performed by two talented and dedicated artists could have the entire world transfixed. And the first person to appreciate it was Irina Shayk, Bradley Cooper's girlfriend. Out of the scores of people who attended the Oscars and sat on the edge of their seat as they watched the performance, Irina Shayk was the first to jump out of her chair and give Lady Gaga and her partner, Bradley Cooper the applause they deserved.
Here’s what standing ovation looked like inside Dolby for @ladygaga and Bradley Cooper after their “Shallow” #Oscars performance. Irina Shayk was first up out of her seat. Before Bradley walked up to perform, Jennifer Lopez patted him on back to encourage him. Super sweet pic.twitter.com/eF69IOYToY— Chris Gardner (@chrissgardner) February 25, 2019
After the performance, it was also reported by People that the two of them gushed with excitement over their performance and were both proud of each other. “Did I nail it?” said Gaga and she told Bradley Cooper, “I’m so f—ing proud of you!”
Since his character in the movie couldn't exactly be described as a rockstar, Bradley Cooper put his own true persona into the character when he sings alongside Lady Gaga on stage. According to Time, he previously talked about his surprise performance at Gaga’s Las Vegas residency show and said, “As was revealed when I went up on stage in Vegas, I had to create a character. Because that guy certainly isn’t a rock star. I watched the video back…I just look like this sort of idiot from Philadelphia who’s singing with Lady Gaga…But I was like, ‘Oh, Jackson’s gone.’”
He may continue to be modest, but everyone who has seen the performance fell in love with the performance as they watched their artistic chemistry bloom at the Oscars stage.