Rihanna to Perform “Lift Me Up” at the 2023 Oscars
After the success of her appearance at the halftime event or the halftime Super Bowl in America recently, Rihanna is again scheduled to appear on the stage at the Academy Awards or the Oscars this year.
The producers of the show recently announced that the singer from Barbados will be performing the song “Lift Me Up” from the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Rihanna, at the premiere of the film “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever at the Dolby Theater, in Los Angeles, 2022 (doc: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Through the Associated Press, Rihanna said it was very important for her to be able to appear on the Oscar stage, to represent immigrants, their country of origin, and black women wherever they are. He feels very honored to have the opportunity to perform this year.
“That’s (the reason) why it’s important for me (to appear on the Oscar stage). (To) represent immigrants, my home country, Barbados, and black women wherever they are. I feel that this (opportunity) is very important. And I’m honored to be here. I’m honored to be able to do this this year,” Rihanna told the Associated Press.
The song “Lift Me Up”, which is a collaboration between Rihanna and musicians Tems, Ryan Coofler, and Ludwig Goransson, won a nomination for the best original song category. This time the Oscar nomination is the first for Rihanna.
Singer Rihanna at the 2023 Super Bowl halftime show in Glendale, Arizona (doc: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
At the Super Bowl event held in Glendale, Arizona, last February, the 35-year-old singer wore all red when she appeared to sing 12 of her hits in 13 minutes. This appearance was also her chance to announce to the world that she was pregnant with her second child.
Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 95th Oscars ceremony will be broadcast on ABC television. The event, which is being held again at the Dolby Theater, Hollywood, California, will also be broadcast in various countries on March 12, American time, or March 13, Indonesian time.
Singer Lady Gaga attending the 2022 SAG Awards in California (doc: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Rihanna will compete with Lady Gaga who also received a nomination for the song “Hold My Hand” from the film “Top: Gun: Maverick.” Lady Gaga co-wrote the song with BloodPop. This will be Lady Gaga’s fourth Oscar nomination, who took home an Oscar in 2019 for her song “Shallow,” which she sang with actor Bradley Cooper.
Another nominee is Dianne Warren for the song “Applause” from the film “Tell it Like a Woman.” This is Dianne Warren’s 14th nomination. This songwriter also won an honorary Oscar at the Governors Awards this year.
The other nominees in the best original song category are “Naatu Naatu” from the film “RRR” performed by MM Keeravaani, and the song “This is a Life” from the film “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” which was composed by musician Mitski, David Byrne , and Ryan Lott. Ryan Lott and his band, Son Lux, also received nominations for best original music. [di/ii]