'Begin Again' Song 'Lost Stars' Rebounds From Globes Snub, Finds 'Voice'

Adam Levine on NBC's The Voice
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Adam Levine on NBC's The Voice on Nov. 10, 2014.

The best original song Oscar hopeful landed a Critics' Choice nom and a primetime performance by Adam Levine on NBC's 'The Voice' on a busy Monday.

Fans of the best original song Oscar hopeful "Lost Stars" -- which was co-written by Grammy winner Gregg Alexander (who The Hollywood Reporter recently profiled) and performed in John Carney's charming indie Begin Again by Adam Levine and Keira Knightley -- were down in the dumps last Thursday after it was left off the list of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Golden Globe nominations.


But on Monday, their spirits -- and perhaps the song's Oscar hopes, too -- were lifted in a big way when the film landed two major moments in the spotlight: a best original song Critics' Choice Award nom and a primetime, three-minute live segment on an episode of one of the most highly-rated shows on television, NBC's The Voice.

As you can see in the video below, contestant Matt McAndrew and his coach, Levine, performed a rousing duet of the song, which was met with a huge ovation. As of last night, the McAndrew/Levine version of the song had broken into the top 10 most downloaded songs on iTunes.

This article was first published by The Hollywood Reporter


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