Oscars 2019: Musical Performances Ranked


With the absence of each Kendrick Lamar and SZA from performing their Academy Award-nominated music “All the Stars” from Black Panther, any record of one of the best Oscar performances was sure to really feel incomplete. 

Still, the present should (and did) go on with out the rappers through the broadcast of the 91st Oscars. And whereas their efficiency would have, little doubt, been one for the ages, there have been nonetheless performances of the 4 different nominated songs (together with the favored, and supreme winner, Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s “Shallow” from A Star is Born), in addition to a Bohemian Rhapsody-impressed opener by Adam Lambert and Queen

Here’s how the musical performances on the 2019 Oscars performed out, from worst to finest: 

5.  Bette Midler takes Emily Blunt’s place in “The Place Where Lost Things Go” 

It feels shameful to place Bette Midler on the backside of any record, however “The Place Where Lost Things Go” is among the weaker songs from Mary Poppins Returns and the entire affair (full with Marc Shaiman on the piano) felt very early '90s Disney straightforward listening fluff. We nonetheless bow right down to you although, Bette!

four. Jennifer Hudson sings “I’ll Fight” 

Granted, the introduction to “I’ll Fight” from the documentary RBG might have been higher than the precise music (Emilia Clarke, who launched the efficiency, joked that her GoT character Khaleesi has nothing on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and that she might borrow her dragons anytime). Still, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson nonetheless is aware of command a stage, even when it’s in the end a fairly forgettable music about an unforgettable girl. 

three. Gillian Welch and David Rawlings giddyup to “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” 

Granted, it will have been nice if The Ballad of Buster Scruggs star Tim Blake Nelson really received to sing this ditty on stay TV (particularly if it had been alongside announcer Kacey Musgraves), however Welch and Rawlings crooning did the Coen Brothers proud.

2.  Adam Lambert and Queen carry out “We Will Rock You” 

No matter what your emotions are on the controversial biopic Bohemian Rhapsody are, you’re kidding your self in the event you weren’t stopping your ft proper together with Lambert (he certain can hit these excessive notes) and the late Freddie Mercury’s bandmates. The iconic “We Will Rock You” kicked off the hostless 91st Academy Awards, and nobody appeared too upset about it, particularly not stars like Javier Bardem and Glenn Close who had been rocking the hell out. 

1. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper duet “Shallow” 

Was there ever a doubt? Not solely was the observe from A Star is Born sure to win the Oscar for Best Song (and rightfully so), their chemistry on stage was simply as electrical because it was on the large display screen. Without any announcement, Cooper and Gaga walked up, sat at their respective devices, and belted out “Shallow” to the amazement of everybody there, and watching at house. The stars’ sultry seems to be at each other will sitting on the piano launched a thousand “OMGs on Twitter. An ideal Oscar efficiency was born.