LADY Gaga has shocked fans with an emotional performance during the 95th annual Academy Awards.
She was near tears as she performed live while donning essentially zero makeup and wearing a tee shirt and jeans.
Lady Gaga usually makes an award show splash by donning maximalist looks – but at the 2023 Oscars, she did the exact opposite.
After gracing the pre-show red carpet in a gorgeous Versace sheer runway dress that debuted “three days ago” and a Tiffany necklace from 1955 – she dressed down for her live performance.
Gaga was nominated for Best Original Song for Hold My Hand from the movie Top Gun: Maverick, which she performed in an extremely raw way.
Gaga took to the stage in a tee shirt and jeans and did not have anyone introduce her.
“I think we all need each other, we need a lot of love to walk through this life,” she reminded fans before she sang.
Gaga then vamped into a pared-back version of the ballad and the camera was not shy in showing her bare face with very little makeup.
She was near tears as she sang her heart out and Twitter went wild in praise and in surprise over the grittiness of it.
‘UNCOMFORTABLY INTIMATE & I LOVE IT’
One fan praised: “When Lady Gaga is wearing a gown that’s when you know she’s playing the game. But when she puts on a black shirt and ripped jeans, that’s when you’re getting the real Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta.”
Another playfully posted: “Lady gaga giving full open mic energy at the oscars like you don’t understand I’m obsessed.”
A third wrote: “Lady Gaga’s Makeup Team: ‘and for the performance, we were thinking…’ Lady Gaga: ‘no.'”
A fourth posted: “Lady Gaga was once again like ‘I will only perform at the Oscars if it is filmed in the most uncomfortably intimate way possible” and I love that about her.”
A fifth simply asked: “SHE CHANGED INTO JEANS and a t-shirt!?”
To which a sixth replied: “also what’s w the insane closeup lol.”
A seventh accused: “She took that Neutrogena make up wipe violently to her face too.”
An eighth said: “Lady Gaga acting like she is some unassuming, no name, underground artist lol” and one more person gushed: “Lady Gaga is just so beautiful without (& With) makeup.”