Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Sound of Talent

Who watched the Oscars Sunday night? I did, and even though I hadn’t seen too many of the films nominated, I was completely blown away by Lady Gaga’s tribute to one of my all-time favorite movies, The Sound of Music.

Along with delivering a beautiful vocal performance, Gaga surprised everyone by forgoing wild visuals and gimmicks. Far too many singers today focus more on showing off their boobs/butts and prancing around like poll dancers than on simply sharing their gifts. Still others can’t really sing at all, relying on auto-tuning, special effects and so-called sex appeal to mask that sad reality.


(via Getty Images) 

I’m glad Gaga wowed viewers with this classy performance, and I hope we get to see more just like it from her and others in the future. Oh, and the always charming Julie Andrews stepping out right afterward? Made my night!

What was your favorite Oscar moment?

20 comments:

  1. Awesome! I missed this part of the show on Sunday.

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    1. Yeah, it was awesome! I hope you're having a great week.

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  2. i totally cried when julie came out!! i've never heard anyone give that song justice like gaga did. just beautiful.

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    1. Yeah, Julie coming out was the best! I hope I can see the movie in theaters soon, since I heard they're re-releasing it!

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  3. The Sound of Music was my absolute fave growing up! Well, that and Lion King... My parents were strict. Hahah.

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    1. The Lion King is another one of my faves! I guess I'm still a kid at heart. :)

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  4. I didn't catch the performance though I'm going to look it up on YouTube now. "The Sound of Music" is really a classic musical. If I had a few kids, I'd definitely make them perform the "Goodnight, farewell" song, hehe.

    xoxo,
    little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

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    1. LOL! Singing along is so much fun! :)

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  5. I actually cried after this, especially when Julie Andrews stepped out and embraced Gaga. It was the best performance of both The Oscars and Grammys this year!

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    1. Yes, definitely the best! I truly love Julie Andrews.

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  6. I was happy to see Lady Gaga this way! It's refreshing!! xoxo

    Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

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    1. I agree! Hope you're having a great week!

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  7. i loved NPH's opening monologue and song and the surprise appearance by Anna Kendrick!

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    1. Yeah, those were great additions to the show!

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  8. I actually have never seen The Sound of Music! But I did see Lady Gaga's performance and I thought it was great.

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    1. You should definitely watch it sometime! It's truly one of the best.

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  9. I didn't see it but this sounded so good, will go and look it up now! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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    1. You're welcome! I hope you were able to look it up and enjoy it. :)

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  10. I couldn't agree with you more. I loved seeing Gaga so raw, without any of her usual meat dresses and such. Her voice is fantastic, and she was really able to do justice to TSOM.

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    1. Yeah, I'm not a big fan of the "meat dress" stuff, but with this performance, she demonstrated her true talent as a singer.

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