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‘Let It Go’ wins Academy Award; U2, Pink among performers

Superstar performers represented some of the best in music

“Let It Go” from the blockbuster animated Disney feature Frozen took home the Academy Award for Best Original Song at Sunday’s 86th Academy Awards ceremony on ABC.

Written by husband and wife team, Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, Broadway legend Idina Menzel sang the hit single on the show just moments before the song’s big win.

Pharrell Williams, U2 and Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O each performed their Oscar nominated songs earlier in the night with the multi-talented Pharrell Williams performing his upbeat song “Happy” from Despicable Me 2.

U2 followed with a tribute to long-time South African president Nelson Mandela with their second Oscar-nominated single, “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: The Long Walk To Freedom.

Yeah Yeah Yeahs front woman Karen O performed her tender ballad “The Moon Song” from the film Her.

While not nominated, pop star P!nk was recruited for a special performance of “Somewhere Over The Rainbow” to pay tribute to the 1939 classic The Wizard Of Oz.

Bette Midler performed her emotional hit “The Wind Beneath My Wings” during the In Memoriam tribute to all of the fallen actors and actresses over the past year.

Gravity won the Oscar for Best Original Score, beating The Book Thief, Saving Mr. Banks, Her and Philomena.

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.