A lively evening filled with radiant outfits, bewitching films and noble music. The 86th Annual Oscars will air on Sunday, March 2 at 6pm MST. The always funny, always elegant Ellen DeGenerous will yet again host the event. Who can forget her uproarious antics from the 2007 Awards? Giving a script to Martin Scorsese for his review, taking a snapshot of her and Clint Eastwood for Myspace… while directing Spielberg on how to operate the camera.

All jokes aside, the night is guaranteed to be a luminous recap of the finest films. American Hustle and Wolf of Wall Street going head to head for best picture, Christian Bale and Matthew McConaughey arm wrestling for best actor and Cate Blanchett alongside Amy Adams dueling for best actress. But what’s a picture without a soundtrack? And what’s an award show without electrifying performances?

The musician lineup is quite particular and unique from one performance to the next. One thing that’s true, the lineup delivers.

Karen O from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs will perform her Oscar Nominated song “The Moon Song” from the soundtrack of Her. The sex goddess (a title awarded to her by Spin Magazine from 2005 – 2006) will likely trade her familiar performances filled with wild shenanigans for elegance and grace. This is, after all, a star-studded event that oozes glitter and gold.

U2 will treat the audience to a live production of their song “Ordinary Love.” The beloved tune from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, which is also up for Best Song. The song won “Best Song” at the 2014 Golden Globes, a proud moment for both the group and the producers of the movie. Let’s see if they can triumph on Sunday.

Idina Menzel and her utterly notorious song, “Let It Go” is also nominated for Best Song. And guess what? She’ll be serenading the crowd on Sunday. The young viewers will be filled with joy at the live performance of this number. Let’s be honest, Menzel is a clear front-runner to take home the gold. What an incredible year it’s been for this now household name of an actress.

Additional performances include the always whimsical and skilled artist, Pharrell (whose really left us all speechless with his talent). The acrobat queen, P!nk (who makes you want to get off the couch). And the 70’s legend, Bette Midler (everyone needs a little Bette in their life). These three will light up the stage and add a bit of brilliant and artistic moments to the 86th Oscars.

Ellen Degeneres won’t disappoint, the nominees this year will go head to head and the musical numbers are sure to be incredible. Grab a bag of popcorn and park your tush in front of that big screen TV of yours, it’ll be worth the watch.

And the Nominees for Best Original Song:
– Happy, Dispicable Me 2
– Let It Go, Frozen
– The Moon Song, Her
– Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

Who do you think will win the globe? Comment below!

Photos Credited to ABC.COM

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