Singles Saturdays: Oscars 2021 Edition

April 25, 2021, The 93rd Academy Awards will take place. I look forward to hearing the performances of the nominated songs.

Here’s a brief review of each of the nominated songs.

Fight For You from Judas and the Black Messiah
Performed by H.E.R
Written & composed by H.E.R.

The music is incredible and rhythmic. The lyrics are full of passion and express so much. The song is timeless-some may say that it works with today’s news. Impressive work by artist H.E.R!

Hear My Voice from The Trial of the Chicago 7
Performed by Celeste
Written by Celeste & Daniel Pemberton
Composed by Daniel Pemberton

Celeste’s voice is fantastic. Her vocal range is remarkable. The words are inspirational and give hope in a world where negativity tries to lurk over us. The music is upbeat and brings people together in solidarity.

Husavik” from Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga
Performed by Will Ferrell & My Marianne
Written by Fat Max Gsus, Rickard Göransson & Savan Kotecha
Composed by Rickard Göransson & Savan Kotecha

The duet of Will Ferrell & My Marianne is impressive. Their voices compliment each other. The mix of English and Iceland is well-done. The music is rhythmic, rich in folkloric sound. Will Ferrell did an incredible effort singing Icelandic. 

lo Sì (Seen) from The Life Ahead (La Vita Davanti a Se)
Performed by Laura Pausini
Written & Composed by Laura Pausini, Diane Warren & Niccolò Agliardi

Although I don’t speak Italian, it sounds beautiful to hear. Laura Pausini sings beautifully. The composition is incredible and rich in sounds and tonalities.

*Speak Now from One Night in Miami
Performed by Leslie Odom Jr.
Written by Leslie Odom Jr. & Sam Ashworth
Composed by Leslie Odom Jr. & Sam Ashworth

The music is smooth, rich in guitar and piano sounds. Leslie Odom Jr’s voice is soft and smooth. He has a Boyz II Men vibe going on, which is impressive. There’s incredible freestyle writing with a beautiful composition.

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