Tony Bennett has revealed he will sing at Lady Gaga’s wedding after being invited by the singer to perform at their ceremony.
Gaga got engaged to actor Taylor Kinney on Valentine’s Day, posting a photo on Instagram of her heart-shaped engagement ring.
Bennett told The New York Post about singing at the couple’s wedding: “They invited me to do it, and of course I will. All I know about the wedding is that, knowing Lady Gaga, it will be fabulous.” Of Gaga’s fiancé, best known for his role in US firefighting drama series Chicago Fire, Bennett said: “She’s marrying a very wonderful man; very talented and very handsome. He’s a very nice person and I think he’s going to be very successful in films.”
Kinney and Gaga have yet to name a date or venue for their marriage.
Having initially met at a New York charity function for The Robin Hood Foundation in 2011, Lady Gaga and Bennett released duets album Cheek To Cheek in 2014. It consists of covers of jazz standards written by the likes of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and George Gershwin. The pair play shows at London Royal Albert Hall on June 8-9, with Meet And Greet tickets costing £1,150.
Meanwhile, Julie Andrews has revealed that Gaga phoned her before her tribute to Andrews’ film The Sound Of Music at last month’s Oscars ceremony, where Gaga performed a medley of its songs.
Andrews told People: “Gaga phoned me 10 days before the ceremony and said ‘I just want to talk to you and make sure I don’t offend you; that what I’m doing is OK with you.’ It was very generous of her.”
Andrews added that she was worried about Gaga being able to reach the high notes in the musical’s songs. She said: “Gaga said she had been working so hard on singing everything in my keys. I said ‘Why? They’re high, even for me.’ Gaga replied ‘I wanted to honour you, so I’m doing them in your keys.’ That seemed like going one step beyond any place she needed to go.’”