So, red carpet season is over and, as usual, the Oscars ended that time of the year full of awards and glamour. Sunday night was not without some dissonant moments, the most notorious of all being John Travolta's butchering of Idina Menzel's name when introducing the song that has topped the charts in iTunes as the most downloaded ever, 'Let It Go.' This twist, though, might have ended benefitting the musical theater star, as cyberspace went crazy with posting about the mishap.
Menzel's rendition of the song was problematic, fact that was most notable at the very end, when the last note of the song seemed to drown in the disappointment written all over Menzel's face. It would be that the theme song from Disney's 'Frozen' stole the Oscar for Best Song and nobody can deny that it has become the belle of the ball celebrated by every youngster and not so young out there.
In a subdued interpretation, Karen O performed 'The Moon Song' from Her. It was simple, soft, and beautiful. The beat of the night was brought forth by Pharrell Williams with 'Happy' from Despicable Me 2. Yes, he wore the hat but also brought his dance shoes to the night, getting some celebs to roll to the beat with him.
The Devine Miss M gave a beautiful rendition of 'Wind Beneath My Wings' following the remembrance part of the awards ceremony. At 68, Bette Middler certainly holds her own and showed, once more, why she is The Devine with this heartfelt performance of one of her classic pieces like only The Devine Miss M can.
In an unexpected turn, Pink offered an interpretation of 'Over the Rainbow.' This might be an unusual choice for her, but Pink certainly delivered an exquisite performance that had depth with a twist of Pink to it. It was, without doubt, the best performance of the night.
It has to be said that Ellen DeGeners hit a home run as host. Her concept was fresh and with the times; her ease and comfort translated to a fluid program that reached younger and older audiences the same. She created some memorable 'pizza' moments -- for which some of the attendees where sincerely thankful as, by that time, they were starving -- and, without doubt, came to the rescue when Idina Menzel's name was slaughtered by John Travolta's mishap. The star-studded selfie that she took went viral, crashing Twitter. Bravo Ellen DeGeneres; you kept it together, funny, entertaining, and flowing...