Music Stars At The Oscars
March 3, 2014 at 4:55 AM (PT)
Motion pictures may have been the focus of last night's OSCAR AWARDS show -- but music certainly provided some of the night's highlights.
IDINA MENZEL performed the hit song from Frozen, “Let It Go.” The song, which was a TONY winner -- went on to win the Best Original Song OSCAR.
P!NK kicked it with a stunning rendition of "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" and ROLLING STONE reports, "BRAD PITT introduced U2 to the stage to peform "Ordinary Love," and the Irish quartet gave the song the exact emotional heft it needed. Singing on the lip of the stage, BONO, clad totally in black, yelled out the last verse as THE EDGE's acoustic guitar lent an elegiac tone to this tribute to the late, great SOUTH AFRICAN leader. The audience was on their feet applauding before the song had even finished."
But it was PHARRELL, performing in his now famous oversize hat, that had the star-studded crowd feeling happy, as he performed Despicable Me 2's "Happy" surrounded by dancers of all ages, including JAMIE FOXX's daughter CORINNE. PHARRELL then jumped into the audience and got actresses MERYL STREEP, AMY ADAMS and LUPITA NYONG'O to show off their moves.
KAREN O sang "The Moon Song" from SPIKE JONZE's Her. "With an image of the moon shining in the background and pair of shoes placed onstage, a tuxedo-clad EZRA KOENIG sat alongside the singer, providing gentle, sparse guitar accompaniment to the delicate track," noted ROLLING STONE.