Oscars rewind: All the performances
March 3rd, 2014
11:15 AM ET

Oscars rewind: All the performances

There were so many musical performances during Sunday's Oscars, we forgot for a moment that we weren't watching the Grammys.

Pharrell Williams - in his now trademark hat - got things off to a gleeful start with his performance of "Happy" from "Despicable Me 2." Williams didn't win the best original song Oscar, but he did win for being the only artist who got the nominees on their feet.

Karen O. turned things down a notch with a subtle, dreamy performance of "The Moon Song" from "Her."

And even though Idina Menzel's introduction at the Oscars was completely butchered by presenter John Travolta, the vocal powerhouse made sure everyone knew her name when she was finished singing "Let It Go" from "Frozen," which won the best original song Oscar.

Bette Midler performed "Wind Beneath My Wings" during the in memoriam segment, as expected.

While Pink gave a more surprising performance of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." We knew ahead of the show that Pink was going to make a special appearance, but we had no idea that it would be part of the Oscars' "Wizard of Oz" tribute - or that it would be this amazing!

U2 was there, too, singing "Ordinary Love."

We have to say, though, that our personal favorite performance didn't come during a pre-scheduled set. Instead, it was Darlene Love's impromptu, a cappella breakdown of the spiritual "His Eye Is on the Sparrow" that moved us the most.

What about you? Which performance was your favorite?


Filed under: Awards Season • Oscars 2014

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