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  • Writer's pictureClaudio Fibonacci

The 7 Most Unforgettable Oscar-Night Showstoppers—From the Glamorous to the Giddy

The 7 Most Memorable Oscar-Night Performances Ever

The 7 Most Memorable Oscar-Night Performances Ever


For almost a century, the Oscars have been a platform for unforgettable live musical performances that have left audiences in awe. As we gear up for the 2024 Academy Awards, let’s take a trip down memory lane and revisit some of the most iconic Oscar-night performances that have graced the stage over the years.

Dolly Parton in 1981

  1. Dolly Parton’s dynamic performance of “9 to 5” at the 1981 Oscars was a fun and powerful reminder of the importance of life beyond work.

Celine Dion in 1998

  1. Celine Dion’s emotional rendition of “My Heart Will Go On” in 1998 during the peak of Titanic-mania touched hearts and left a lasting impact.

Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston in 1999

  1. The legendary duet of “When You Believe” by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston at the 1999 Oscars showcased the power of two divas sharing the stage.

Beyoncé, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson in 2007

  1. The Dreamgirls cast’s medley performance at the 2007 Oscars was a show-stopping moment that captivated the audience despite not winning the award.

John Legend in 2017

  1. John Legend’s La La Land medley at the 2017 Oscars, though slightly overshadowed by the infamous best-picture mixup, remains a memorable and enchanting performance.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in 2019

  1. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper’s heartfelt duet on “Shallow” from A Star Is Born in 2019 was a magical moment that resonated with viewers around the world.

Megan Thee Stallion in 2022

  1. Megan Thee Stallion’s remix of an Encanto song at the 2022 Oscars brought a fresh and energetic twist to the performance, showcasing her talent and creativity.

These Oscar-night performances have left a lasting impact on viewers and have become a cherished part of Academy Awards history. Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

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