Oscars 2021: Check Out The Best Original Song Performances During The Pre-Show

I hope you didn’t tune into last night’s stripped-down Oscars ceremony for the musical performances. If so, then you definitely missed them all, as the Best Original Song nominees were performed during the pre-show while the Red Carpet was going on.

Celeste, H.E.R., Leslie Odom, Jr., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, and Diane Warren performed live atop the Dolby Family Terrace, and by most accounts they were one of the highlights of the evening. But if there’s one that stood out to me it was Molly Sandén and her choir of Icelandic children singing the Oscar-nominated song “Husavik” from the actual town of Husavik. And as you might expect from a song from over-the-top Netflix comedy Eurovision, Sandén and her young charges go all-out.

Check out all of the Best Original Song performances that have been cleared by the artists. If the final two are made available I’ll update the post.






Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.