Oscars 2023 Musical Performances

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On March 12, 2023, the 95th Academy Awards took place. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event and did an excellent job. His humour was funny but also witty. The musical performances were incredible.


Movie: Tell It Like a Woman
Performed by Sofia Carson, with Diane Warren playing piano
Music and Lyrics: Diane Warren

Sofia Carson gave a heartfelt and touching performance at the 95th Academy Awards. She sang with grace and compassion. The backup singers were fantastic, singing in perfect harmony. The symphony played beautifully, including incredible piano playing by singer-songwriter Diane Warren. The music was phenomenal during the live performance. It ended with a lovely fade-out, both by Sofia Carson and musically.

-This Is A Life
Movie: Everything Everywhere All at Once
Performed by Stephanie Hsu & David Byrne (Original singers: Mitski & Son Lux)
Music and Lyrics: David Byrne, Ian Chang, Mitsuki Laycock, Rafiq Bhatia & Ryan Lott

Stephanie Hsu & David Byrne gave an excellent performance at the Oscars. It was a great duet. The choreography was impressive and intricate, with amazing contemporary dancing. The musicians were fantastic and added to the dramatic performance. The music was rhythmic yet relaxing, with a meditation-like beat. 

-Naatu Naatu
Movie: RRR
Performed by Kaala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani & Rahul Sipligunj 
Music & Lyrics: Chandrabose

The performance was entertaining – it felt like a super fun party. The music was captivating. Hearing the upbeat rhythm makes one want to get and dance, even try to make those incredible dance moves. The choreography was intricate and dynamic. The dancers genuinely looked like they were having fun. It was a joy to watch this stunning theatrical performance.

-Hold My Hand
Movie: Top Gun Maverick
Performed by Lady Gaga
Music and Lyrics: Lady Gady & Michael Tucker

Lady Gaga gave a heartfelt and intimate performance. She gave a profound introduction to the song and the personal aspect. The music was remarkable, with a beautiful Jazz-style beat. Going with the acoustic approach was a nice touch. The band played incredibly, adding to the intimate feel. It was vulnerable and powerful at the same, which was impressive. Lady Gaga sang with great passion. She performed this piece with heart and

-Life Me Up
Movie: Black Panther Wakanda Forever
Performed by Rihanna 
Music and Lyrics: Robyn Fenty (Rihanna), Ryan Coogler, Ludwig Gorannson & Temilade Openiyi

Rihanna sang with heart and soul. She gave a heartwarming performance. She had a great rhythm to her voice that felt reassuring and comforting. The music was beautiful and calming. The musicians were incredible, with a wonderful mix of Classical and African-style music. They played harmoniously and rhythmically.  

In Memoriam

The In Memoriam segment was touching and lovely. Lenny Kravitz gave a heartfelt performance with his rendition of his 2004 hit Calling All Angels. The song was a good choice while paying tribute to those who passed away in the past year.

Awards Related to Music

Congratulations to MM Keeravaani and Chandrabose for winning the Oscar for Best Song with Naatu Naatu from the film RRR

Congratulations to Volker Bertelmann for winning the Oscar for Best Score for the film All Quiet on the Western Front.

This year’s Oscars were a joy to watch, full of surprises and excitement. The musical performances were terrific – the artists sang with heart and soul. Jimmy Kimmel did an excellent hosting the 95th Academy Awards. He provided comic relief about the Oscars and Hollywood. It ended on a funny note with a sign saying Number of Oscars Telecasts without Incident and under it 000- he then put a one and walked away. The event was memorable and joyful.

Flora Youssef

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