For a ceremony honoring the year in cinema, there was an awful lot of pop music stealing attention away from all the movie stars at the 2014 Academy Awards Sunday night (March 2). Acts like Pharrell, U2, Bette Midler and Pink crashed the party for some stirring performances amidst all the speeches and montages. We already got you that Pharrell performance (here it is if you missed it), and now we’re rounding up the rest.
U2 performed their Oscar-nominated track “Ordinary Love” drum circle-style, with Bono working the crowd as usual. Idina Menzel (or, “Adele Dazim” according to John Travolta) belted out the eventual Best Original Song winner “Let It Go” from Frozen. Pink was on hand, sans trapeze, for a performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to celebrate The Wizard Of Oz turning 75. And the legendary Bette Midler made her Oscar performance debut with “Wind Beneath My Wings” following the In Memoriam montage.
Check out Pink up top, and head below for the rest of the performances.
Idina Menzel — ”Let It Go”
U2 — “Ordinary Love”
Bette Midler — “Wind Beneath My Wings”
And, in case you’re too lazy to click over, here’s Pharrell.
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