Only one song — “Happy,” sung by Pharrell Williams — that got the celebs up out of their chairs dancing, but the rest were amazing, as well. We especially loved Idina Menzel singing “Let It Go” from “Frozen.” That song took home the little gold statue.
From a haunting ballad about a romance between a human and an operating system to an iconic “In Memoriam” song performed by an iconic singer, here are all the performances from last night’s Oscars.
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Karen O, “The Moon Song” From “Her”: It’s quiet and thoughtful, and she sung it beautifully.
U2, “Ordinary Love” From “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”: This one gave me goosebumps, and even better that it was stripped down to its essence. The song got a standing ovation from the crowd.
Pharrell Williams, “Happy” From “Despicable Me 2”: The ridiculously fun trademark hat, the background dancers of all ages, Lupita Nyong’o, Meryl Streep and Amy Adams dancing along … I loved everything about this performance.
Pink, “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”: To honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” Pink performed an amazing version of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” I loved her husky, rock-star voice belting out that famous tune. She nailed it.
Bette Midler, “Wind Beneath My Wings”: Her performance of this song following the “In Memoriam” section made me cry. Made her cry too.
Idina Menzel, “Let It Go” From “Frozen”: Was there ever any doubt that this would be the best performance? The girl is a pro, and I’m glad they saved it for last. It was worth the wait, and scored that coveted statue.
Which performances were your favorites? Tell us in the comments below.