But over the weekend, Cooper received what many might call an even greater honor: He performed live with his ASIB co-star and fellow Oscar nominee Lady Gaga at her Las Vegas show, Enigma. Gaga brought Cooper onstage to perform their mega-hit “Shallow,” and the crowd obviously went nuts over seeing Jackson and Ally Maine reunited on stage once again.
While I might personally have been disappointed that Cooper wasn’t hiding long, greasy Jackson hair under his baseball cap, he seemed pretty comfortable on stage save a few sound glitches. Ever the pro, Gaga said, “I even got you in-ears,” referring to the monitors that many performers wear during live performances to hear the music. Cooper couldn’t hear anything at first, but once the sound crew got things sorted, he launched into those famous first lyrics, “Tell me something, girl…” and I was instantly transported back to the fictional love story of Jackson and Ally. He certainly hasn’t lost his voice since they finished the film, and Gaga, of course, sounds incredible. Cooper even busted out some vintage Jackson Maine guitar moves as Gaga moved into that iconic “Shallow” wail.
Here’s hoping these two hit the stage together again at the Oscars on February 24—”Shallow” is nominated for Best Song, after all.
Be still my A Star Is Born-loving heart. Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga finally performed “Shallow” for a lucky Las Vegas audience during Gaga’s Enigma residency on Jan. 26, and it’s every bit as magical live.
While Gaga usually closes her Vegas show with the Oscar-nominated song, Cooper’s appearance was an exciting surprise for fans. He started off the emotional serenade as Gaga knelt by his legs and listened intently. She appeared to tear up after his verse, and quickly moved to the piano to belt out her own part, eventually finishing the song with Cooper sitting at her side.
It’s plain to see Gaga and Cooper share a tight-knit bond. The duo have frequently raved about each other in acceptance speeches and interviews. Perhaps this passionate and energetic duet was just a trial run before their much-anticipated Oscars performance? Watch a full video of the song above, and then dive in fully by checking out other angles of their duet below.