Skip to main content
  1. Arts & Entertainment
  2. Celebrity

Oscar songs to take the stage

See also

A competitive field awaits the song category at the upcoming Oscars and each will be performed on the show come March 2.

To make sure the headlines kept coming, the key was not to announce them all at the same time, but let it trickle out. First came news that Pharrell Williams would perform, then Idina Menzel, U2, and finally Karen 0.

The four songs nominated are:

Best Song

“Happy” from “Despicable Me 2”
Music and Lyric by Pharrell Williams

“Let It Go” from “Frozen”
Music and Lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

“The Moon Song” from “Her”
Music by Karen O; Lyric by Karen O and Spike Jonze

“Ordinary Love” from “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom”
Music by Paul Hewson, Dave Evans, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen; Lyric by Paul Hewson

Once again, this looks to be a very competitive field with "Let it Go" and "Ordinary Love" battling it out for the win. If emotion carries the day, it would lean toward U2. If pure entertainment and popularity wins out, then it is Menzel. Note, this award goes to the songwriter and not the singer, so Bone and company would head to the stage, while Menzel would not. She could go up, of course, just not take home a statue.

"Ordinary Love" won the Golden Globe.

This category has some controversy along the way when one nominee got the boot. “Alone Yet Not Alone,” with music by Bruce Broughton, was disqualified after he sent out emails to branch members highlighting his song and asking for them to listen and vote for it. In a nutshell, when a nomination goes out each eligible song is listed only by title and the name of the film in which it is used. It also omits composer and lyricist credits from the DVD of eligible songs.

Advertisement

Arts & Entertainment

  • Miley Cyrus
    Find out why Miley Cyrus was forced to cancel a Kansas City 'Bangerz' show
    Video
    Today's Buzz
  • Kim Kardashian
    Watch Kim Kardashian transform from socialite to one of Hollywood's hottest moms
    Camera
    Celebrity Buzz
  • X-Men
    The final trailer for 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' is here, and it's marvelous
    Movie Buzz
  • Woman mugged
    A woman is mugged on live TV during a segment discussing the crime rate
    Pop Culture
  • Clint Lowery
    Exclusive: Clint Lowery talks about the new acoustic Sevendust album and much more
    Celebrity Q&A
  • Jermaine Jackson
    Jermaine Jackson shuts down filming of 'Celebrity Wife Swap' over hoarding accusations
    Video
    TV Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!