Lady Gaga has reminded us all that she has a spectacular set of pipes. Looking very un-Gaga, the pop diva took to the stage at last night’s Oscars to sing a tribute to The Sound of Music that even Julie Andrews approved of.
Wearing a white and silver ball gown on the Oscar stage – and not a meat dress – Gaga channeled Andrews’ own Oscar-winning, clear-as-a-bell tone and perfect diction in renditions of “The Hills Are Alive,” “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and “Climb Ev’ry Mountain,” The Huffington Post reported.
And when she was done, Maria herself joined Gaga on stage – before she presented her own Oscar, for Best Original Score – for an appreciative shrug and some awed words of thanks.
“It really warmed my heart, it really did.”
Lady Gaga graced the Oscars with her memorable performance in honor of The Sound of Music’s 50th anniversary; the film is nine days shy of the milestone, added the New York Daily News. The Sound of Music won five Oscars when it came out in 1965, and news outlets were quick to point out the film came out well before Gaga’s time.
But the star herself, speaking before the Oscars from the red carpet, acknowledged the film’s timelessness, and how it “changed music forever and changed the film industry.”
In a side note, the Oscar performance was produced by the same folks who put on the NBC live versions of both The Sound of Music and Peter Pan, added the Guardian.
And though no one could deny that Gaga did a stellar job did on her Oscar performance, her Oscar outfit was ridiculed almost instantly.
But as any fan knows, no matter how formal the event – even the Oscars – Gaga can’t be expected to completely blend in.
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