Monday, July 22, 2024

Grammy Awards Highlight Might Be Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper Performing “Shallow” 2 Days Before Oscar Ballots Go Out


Yes, we know Taylor Swift won’t be there.

But the Grammys already have a surefire ratings grabber for themselves.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will likely perform “Shallow” on the telecast, set for February 10th. It would be the first time they perform the hit song from “A Star is Born” on live TV.

By then, “Shallow”– nominated for Song and Record of the Year– will also be nominated for Best Song at the Academy Awards.

Nothing is set in stone. An insider insists there have been no discussions. But it seems an obvious move.

The timing is eerily too good to be true. Two days after the Grammys, Oscar voting begins for one week. “Shallow” will be fresh in everyone’s minds. The rest will be history.

Are there really coincidences in life? Of course, the magic won’t work if the song loses at the Grammys. But something tells me it will win one of those two statues. And maybe the Grammys will tease out one more song from Lady Gaga on the show.

The only question is how will they top that at the Oscars two weeks later? I guess we’ll have to wait and see.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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