The pop star and legendary crooner will be presented with five awards tonight for their critically acclaimed album Love For Sale – Gaga will perform tracks from the record while Tony, who is battling Alzheimer’s, will look on
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Lady Gaga will be the center of attention at the upcoming Grammy Awards as she is set to perform a routine dedicated to her regular collaborator Tony Bennet.
The 36-year-old chart-topper is nominated for a slew of awards alongside 95-year-old music legend Tony, who is battling Alzheimer’s, which he was diagnosed with in 2016.
The couple previously collaborated on an album titled Cheek to Cheek which was released in 2014 to critical and commercial success – with their follow-up album Love For Sale released last September again winning critical acclaim and impressive record sales.
Sunday night’s awards ceremony will be held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, offering Lady Gaga a prime place in the spotlight to showcase the music she and Tony have made together.
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A source told The Sun: “Gaga’s performance will be the biggest moment of the night and pay tribute to Tony’s brilliance.
“On stage she will sing ‘Love For Sale’, the title track of her latest album, which came out last year.
“She will also perform Do I Love You, a song they previously did together.
“When she sings, photos of Tony are beamed onto the backstage screen. They hope he can perform the ceremony, but it’s up in the air right now.”
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The star couple can win five prizes at the glamor event, with the source saying Gaga will go back on stage to take the gongs should she and Tony be successful that night.
While tears were predicted for Gaga’s performance, which is expected to last at least five minutes, Tony will watch from the audience.
Their album is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album, Best Engineered Non-Classical Album, while they are also nominated for Best Music Video and Best Record of the Year for their rendition of I Get a Kick Out of You.
Just last weekend, Lady Gaga warmed hearts when she took the stage at the Oscars alongside the frail Liza Minnelli to present the night’s biggest award.
The couple announced who was nominated and won for Best Picture – which ultimately went to comedy-drama Coda, directed by Sian Heder.
Liza, who is in a wheelchair and has viral encephalitis – a virus that causes inflammation of the brain – became nervous as she struggled with her cue cards.
Gaga was by her side, however, and together they masterfully worked their way through her announcements while an appreciative audience looked on.
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However, the heartwarming moment was overshadowed by the drama of the night, which saw Will Smith brutally slap comedian Chris Rock live on stage.
The incident came after the comedian made a joke about Will’s wife Jada Pinkett, who has alopecia, with the King Richard actor storming the stage and punching the other A-lister in retaliation, much to the shock of live audiences and TV viewers .
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/lady-gaga-take-centre-stage-26616884 Lady Gaga takes center stage at Tony Bennet's Grammy Awards