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Lady Gaga receives standing ovation for powerful performance at the Oscars

Published 29/02/2016 | 04:22

Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Singer-songwriter Lady Gaga performs onstage during the 88th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre on February 28, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Lady Gaga received a standing ovation for her performance of Til It Happens To You at the Oscars.

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The singer was joined by dozens of sexual abuse survivors on stage for the emotional performance, which was introduced by US Vice President Joe Biden.

"We can and will change the culture so no abused woman or man will think they did anything wrong," Biden said.

Gaga's emotional performance visibly touched the audience, with Rachel McAdams and Kate Winslet tearfully cheering her on as it finished.

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