Strong Lady Performance by Lady Gaga at Oscars 2016


Lady Gaga performed an emotional rendition of “Til It Happens to You” with survivors of sexual assault at Sunday’s Oscars 2016, bringing the crowd to its feet for a standing ovation.

Lady Gaga dressed in white and seated at a white piano, Lady Gaga played the ballad, which was co-written by Diane Warren. Halfway through the performance, a group of women and men appeared on stage to join the singer in solidarity.

“Tonight’s performance is about giving a voice to the many victims of sexual assault and their families around the world,” Warren said in a statement. “We are honored to represent so many survivors and hope ‘Til It Happens To You’ empowers those watching to get involved and become part of a solution.”

“Til It Happens to You” is written by Lady Gaga and Warren, an eight-time Oscar nominee (her past work includes “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” and “There You’ll Be”) forThe Hunting Ground, a documentary about sexual assault on college campuses.

Gaga first performed at the Oscars in 2015, when she took the stage for a medley honoring Sound of Music’s 50th anniversary.