I am a HUGE music lover. (I used to think everyone was, but I've learned that's just not the case.) With this in mind, my favorite part of any type of award shows are the musical performances. Yeah, I like the fashion, too, but most years the music is where it's at.
Sunday night I jumped on Facebook to share my favorite performance with you, just in case you weren't watching the Oscars yourself. I'll admit, it felt like a gut punch when Scarlett Johanson announced Lady Gaga as the performer but 3 seconds in and I was in awe. (you can see it here.)
Here are 5 more "don't miss" performances for you:
1. Adele - 2013 - SKYFALL
I could listen to Adele's voice all day long and as she is such a gifted singer, as opposed to being a "performer," there's no pre-recording necessary. (sometimes live performances are so disappointing...)
2. Michael Jackson - 1973 - BEN
In this clip, Michael Jackson was 14 years old and this was his first solo #1 hit. I'll admit it was before my time and I didn't recognize the announcer, so to spare you the Google search it's Charlton Heston! (It is widely misreported that Aaliyah was the youngest person to perform at the Oscars, but she was 19. Just gotta set the facts straight!)
3.Pink - 2014 - SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW
I like Pink. She may not have the pipes of Mariah, Beyonce, or Adele, but she's an authentic soul and I respect that. I couldn't find a great recording of this but felt it was definitely worth including.
4. Celine Dion - 1998- MY HEART WILL GO ON
This performance was during the year of Titanic. Even though it was 17 years ago, and it's amazing, I must have listened to this song way too many times because I just. can't. listen. to it anymore. If you'd like a blast from the past, here you go...
5. John Legend & Common- 2015- GLORY
From the movie Selma, this was a moving performance by two very talented men. I also loved how they set up the stage and that there were multiple races represented in the chorus group.
Do you love (or hate) any of these? Got a favorite Oscars moment?