Shocked was one common word used to describe Lady Gaga’s performance at Sunday’s 50th Oscars anniversary tribute to the legendary Sound of Music.
The 28-year-old Gaga arrived in a full-length white Azzedine Alaia gown, a contradicting step from her usual flamboyant attire, and proceeded to dazzle the audience with her rendition with songs from the Hollywood classic.
Accompanied by a string combo and choir, Lady Gaga stunned the crowd as she put on a show that was all about her voice, singing several highlights from the 1965 musical that starred Christopher Plummer and Julie Andrews.
She then handed over the stage to 79-year-old Andrews to announce the Oscar winner for best original score, which was Alexandre Desplat, for “The Grand Budapest Hotel”.
Before Andrews began with her Oscar announcement, she commented on Gaga saying, “Dear Lady Gaga, thank you for that wonderful tribute. Oh my god, it really warmed my heart.”
Andrews continued by noting that looking back at the making of that movie was “really hard to believe” that a half-century has passed.
“I blinked, and suddenly here I am,” she said.
Those involved in making the picture, she said, “all really felt blessed to have been a part of it. As for me, how lucky can a girl get?”
Lady Gaga admitted that she’d spent a lot of time preparing for the show, saying, “I really put my heart into preparing for it.
“It’s a very special tribute performance,” she concluded.
Lada Gaga was born Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta March 28, 1986 in Manhattan, New York City. She began playing piano at age 4. Gaga rose to stardom with her debut album The Fame in 2008. She remains one of the best-selling musicians of all time.