A Star is Born actors Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed their Oscar-nominated duet “Shallow” at this year’s Oscars ceremony and set social media alight.
Rather than walk on from backstage, the pair emerged from the crowd and walked up the steps where a piano was waiting for them.
As the performance came to an end, they received a standing ovation from the crowd.
However, unlike the crowd, our music critic – Alexandra Pollard – wasn’t too impressed.
She said: “There could be 100 people in a room, and only one of them is singing off key, and that’s Bradley Cooper. Actually, Lady Gaga also had a few wobbly moments performing her and Mark Ronson’s Oscar-nominated song “Shallow” from A Star is Born. She brought it back with a vengeance for the song’s climax, though, after which Cooper came and sat uncomfortably close and ruined it again.”
Earlier in the evening, Black Panther’s Hannah Beachler became the first black winner of the Best Production Design award, delivering an emotional speech that was praised by Angela Bassett and Reese Witherspoon.
The films vying for success include Alfonso Cuaron’s Netflix drama Roma , the Bradley Cooper-Lady Gaga musical A Star is Born and Green Book, which stars Viggo Mortensen and Mahershala Ali. The former led with 10 alongside Yorgos Lanthimos’s The Favourite with Adam McKay’s political satire Vice following close behind with eight.