Last Night the Oscars took place—great job to Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer for hosting. The musical performances were incredible.
Movie: King Richard
Performed by Beyoncé
Music and Lyrics by DIXSON & Beyoncé Knowles-Carter
The Oscars started with an opening act by Beyoncé with a theatrical performance of her single Be Alive. It was bold and impressive. The choreography was fantastic. The costumes matching the colour of a tennis ball was a clever detail to reference the film King Richard.
Performed by Sebastián Yatra
Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda
It was a beautiful performance by Sebastián Yatra- he sang with exquisite grace and style. His voice was soft and rhythmical. There was lovely dancing that’s like a ballet-style choreography. It was remarkable.
-Somehow You Do*
Movie: Four Good Days
Performed by Reba McEntire
Music and Lyrics by Diane Warren
Reba McEntire of the song Somehow You Do was moving and heartwarming. Her voice was incredible and beautiful. The backup singers were excellent, singing with heart and soul.
–We Don’t Talk About Bruno
Performed Carolina Gaitán – La Gaita, Mauro Castillo Adassa, Rhenzy Feliz, Diane Guerrero, Stephanie Beatriz, Encanto – Cast
Featuring Megan Thee Stallion, Luis Fonsi, Becky G
The cast of Encanto was fantastic, with an impressive blend of voices. The performance had outstanding choreography done theatrically well. It was boldly colourful and vibrant. The presence of Megan Thee Stallion, Luis Fonsi, Becky G added an interesting musical flavour.
-No Time to Die*
Movie: No Time to Die
Performed by Billie Eilish & Finneas
Music and Lyrics by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell
Billie Eilish’s performance was beautifully operatic and grand. She had an impressive vocal range and hit each note with precision and intricacy. Her voice is rich and soulful, singing with heart and passion. Finneas, Billie Eilish’s brother, did beautiful piano playing. He did an excellent job with the music.
No Time To Die star Rami Malek gave a lovely introduction, paying homage to James Bond and complementing Billie Eilish and Finneas’ song for capturing what the movie No Time To Die encapsulates.
The In Memoriam segment of the Oscars was lovely. The choir, called The Samples Choir, did a beautiful medley of songs, including a cover of I Will Remember You, honouring those Hollywood lost in the past year. There were touching moments where some actors did their tribute, like Tyler Perry’s personal homage to Sydney Poitier and Jamie Lee Curtis with Betty White.
Awards Related to Music
Congratulations to Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell for winning Best Song for their hit No Time To Die for the movie of the same title.
Congratulations to Questlove for winning Best Documentary for the film Summer of Love.
It was nice to watch the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre again after two years. I enjoyed the musical performances, which added a lovely touch to the evening. Excellent job to Regina Hall, Wanda Sykes, and Amy Schumer for hosting the Oscars – wearing pyjamas at the end of the Oscars was funny and ended the evening on a funny note.
*A Nominee for Best Song