Watch all the Oscars 2023 performances

The Oscars returned to live performance for its Best Song category. Well! The performances of the best song end up being among the best moments of the night. Because we see the songs that have come to color some of our favorite films throughout the year. And really being able to watch them live once again was really a great choice overall.

From some of the best movies of the year to being nominated for others alone, the category has seen some of our favorite artists take to the Oscars stage and show us exactly why they deserve to be there. The biggest snub of the night really was 4 Town’s song “Nobody Like You” by turn red not represented, and he really deserved to be there.


But still, we had some absolutely amazing performances to watch over the course of the night, from all the dance-filled performances, to the stripped-down performances, to the soaring orchestral arrangements, the 95th Oscars had it all.

Rihanna in Lift Me Up music video for Black Panther 2: Wakanda Forever
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“Applause” from say it like a woman

Interpreted by Sophie Carsonthe trail of say it like a woman was perhaps the slowest of the evening, and a dark horse of the competition. The elevation was the fact that it was written by 14-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren, which is responsible for some really powerful ballads. While this one may not have had the weight of “I don’t want to miss a thing,” Carson did a magnificent job with his overall performance.

“It’s Our Life” Everything everywhere all at once

David Byrne and Stephanie Hsu? Perfect. Byrne sticks his hands out, and he’s got a hot dog on his fingers? Again, perfect. Every time Byrne performs, you know it’s a brilliant look on his mind. And getting Hsu to sing really showcased how talented she is. Yes, she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, but she’s also from Broadway and is an absolutely amazing singer. To have this duo on stage for Everything everywhere all at once was just weird, crazy, and why we love them both so much.

“Naatu Naatu” by RRR

The thing about “Naatu Naatu” is that it’s a banger and fans of RRR absolutely love for good reason. Along with the viral dance, the Oscars performance was a perfect example of why she became a fan favorite. It was such a fun performance for a song that brings such joy to fans of the movie and those who haven’t watched it yet and was very exciting to see. Interpreted by Rahul Sipligunj And Kaala Bhairavait’s won and for good reason: it’s so good.

“Hold my hand” from Top Gun: Maverick

Lady Gaga talked about how Top Gun: Maverick“Hold My Hand” was a deeply personal song for her. The performance reflected this in a very literal way, with the camera zooming in on Gaga, whose face had been cleansed of makeup and who was sporting a much more casual outfit than we’re used to seeing from the singer. However, her powerful voice was really what was on display here, with her stomping her way through the up-and-coming track in classic Gaga fashion whenever she wants to remind us that she really can sing and deserves every second of her career. over ten years.

“Get me up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Watching Rihanna rise from the stage singing a song dedicated to the life and work of Chadwick Boseman was incredibly emotional. But that’s the way Black Panther: Wakanda Forever in its entirety. A film that honored Boseman’s legacy as T’Challa, we were left with a new Black Panther in his sister Shuri (Letitia Wright) but Boseman’s power hasn’t escaped fans. We loved seeing him honored once again on the Oscars stage.

The song may not have won, but the performance is one that really hit home because of Rihanna’s performance. You could feel his emotion as the stage rose with his words, and it was just moving and beautiful.

“Call All Angels”

Although not in the running for Best Original Song, Lenny Kravitz took the stage during the In Memoriam segment for a beautiful rendition of her song “Calling All Angels” from her 2004 album “Baptism.”

“Naatu Naatu” by RRR won the award for Best Original Song. Check Mr. M. Keeravaniacceptance speech below:


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