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Watch: 2016 Oscar Musical Performances By Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, And Dave Grohl

Watch: 2016 Oscar Musical Performances By Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, The Weeknd, And Dave Grohl

Each year, the Oscar producers try to figure out what to do with the Best Song category, and who should take the stage, and this year, they stepped right into controversy. Even with the talk about diversity swirling from every corner, the show decided to cut performances by the Anonhi, the first trans nominee ever, but also by South Korean soprano Sumi Jo, leading to the former to decline her invitation. But the show soldiered on…

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The winner for Best Song, Sam Smith, belted out “Writing’s On The Wall” from “Spectre,” reminding everyone how long those opening credits to the movie were, and then was immediately taken to task for getting it wrong that he’s the first gay Oscar winner, and for uh, texting Dustin Lance Black‘s fiancé. The Weekend seemed to step into the world of Cirque Du Soleil for “Earned It” from “Fifty Shades Of Grey,” while Lady Gaga gave it her all for “Til It Happens To You” from “The Hunting Ground,” surrounded with victims of sexual abuse.

Check those out below along with Dave Grohl‘s rendition of The Beatles‘ “Blackbird” for the In Memoriam segment.



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