The Oscars 2016 performances took the stage on fire on Sunday night.
Lady Gaga gave a heart-melting performance on “Till It Happens To You.” The song was written for “The Hunting Ground” by Gaga and Diana Warren. It already won the Best Song in a Documentary at the 2015 Hollywood Music in Media Awards. The performance was special as rape survivors joined the singer on the stage for the performance. The audience watched with tearful eyes.
Her performance was introduced by Vice President Joe Biden who is a firm advocate for women’s rights. “Too many women and men on and off of college campuses are still victims of abuse. Take the pledge: I will intervene in situations where consent has not or cannot be given. We must, and we can, change the culture.”
Gaga also made an iconic performance on the Oscars 2015 stage when she delivered a medley of the Sound of Music. However, her performance for Oscars 2016 made such powerful impact because she herself was a rape victim.
She made the bombshell revelation back in 2014 during an interview with Howard Stern. She said at the time that her song “Swine” from her album “Artpop” is about the harrowing experience she had with an older man. “The song is about rape. The song is about demoralization. The song is about rage and fury and passion, and I had a lot of pain that I wanted to release,” Gaga revealed.
Gaga’s performance was made all the more iconic when she held hands with the rape survivors at the song’s finale.
Sam Smith also sang his “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre.The song won in the Original Song category.Smith looked quite a dapper as he performed his hit from Spectre. The changing background and the soaring performance of the ballad played a perfect harmony. Smith and Napes took away the Golden Globe this year for Spectre. In early 2015 he had Grammy for Best New Artist, Best Pop Vocal Album, Record of the Year and Song of the Year.