Your 2014 Oscar Musical Program — And A Pre-Show Playlist!
Are you excited for the Oscars tomorrow night? Are you blasting Let It Go like I am, and attempting to hit the high notes? Well, here's a program guide for you on who will be performing, and a playlist to get amped because ain't no party like an Oscars party!
The lineup is pretty phenomenal; it was definitely a great year for music in the movies, and I'm not just talking about Frozen bringing back the glory of all things that are musical and animated. "Happy" from Despicable Me 2 is permanently in many folks' heads, and Karen O's song "The Moon Song" from Her is unbelievably haunting.
Performing at the Oscars is a huge feat; even Idina Menzel, who will be belting out the high notes tomorrow night, has never performed on the Oscar stage (oh ya know...just Broadway, or whatever). It's an enormous opportunity for a musician, and no pressure or anything, but EVERYONE IS WATCHING.
The lineup of performers include Bette Midler, Karen O., Idina Menzel, Pharrell Williams, Pink, U2, and Judy Garland's children, Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft, and Joey Luft, in a musical tribute to The Wizard Of Oz, which celebrates its 75th anniversary this year.
But let's prep ourselves musically for tomorrow night:
1. Bette Middler
No word on what she'll sing, but it's good to always assume "The Wind Beneath My Wings."
2. Karen O
"The Moon Song" from Her will likely be what she sings, so in case you don't remember that haunting moment from the movie, here ya go:
3. Pharrell Williams
Here, let's put the song "Happy" in your head, too!
Bono's band is nominated for their song "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Walk To Freedom, which also won a Golden Globe for Best Song.
No word on what she'll sing, so let's just add "Just Give Me A Reason" (but live, since tomorrow night's a live show!) to our playlist.
6. Liza Minnelli With Lorna And Joey Luft
In an ode to The Wizard Of Oz, so let's just listen to "Over The Rainbow" for now.
7. Idina Menzel
"LET IT GO." ENOUGH SAID.