On Sunday, the Oscars will feature three of its best original song nominees, giving the night a doozy of a lineup with Lady Gaga, Sam Smith and The Weeknd all onboard. To add an air of mystery — and represent the rock sect — Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters will also give a “special performance,” the details of which are being kept under wraps for now.
Who are you most looking forward to seeing on Hollywood’s big night? Review and weigh in below.
Lady Gaga, “Til It Happens to You” from The Hunting Ground
After winning a Golden Globe for her role on American Horror Story: Hotel and leading a David Bowie tribute at the Grammys (bringing home a trophy to boot), Lady Gaga is fully making the awards-shows rounds. She brings with her an emotional and socially conscious song, co-written with Diane Warren, for the campus rape documentary.
The Weeknd, “Earned It” from Fifty Shades of Grey
Fifty Shades of Grey isn’t exactly Oscar bait, but The Weeknd’s “Earned It” made a massive impression, hitting No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 with all the commercial sex appeal the film delivered and more.
Sam Smith, “Writing’s on the Wall” from Spectre
Smith’s soaring James Bond theme hopes to follow in Adele‘s footsteps with her Skyfall theme by the same name, which became the first Bond song to win an Academy Award in 2013.
Dave Grohl, special performance
Nothing has been announced about Grohl’s planned “special performance” other than it’s happening. For the former Nirvana drummer, current Foo Fighters frontman and basically friend of everyone in music, that could turn out to be just about anything.