This years Academy Awards are going to be packed with musical guests. Over the past month since the nominations were announced, and one Best Original Song nominee was disqualified, a host of talented men and women have been slated to perform live on Sunday night. All of the Best Original Song nominees will be performing their nominated songs. First up is ‘Let it Go’ from Disney’s ‘Frozen.’ Broadway powerhouse Idina Menzel voiced the character, Queen Elsa, for the film and will be on hand Sunday night to perform ‘Let it Go,’ which is my personal pick to win the Oscar. For this event I have chosen two looks from my red carpet go to designer Elie Saab. For the red carpet I am wishing that Idina will give this jade green Elie Saab Spring 2014 RTW halter neck gown with a crisscross open back the moment that it so deserves. Idina has never worn Elie Saab before and what better platform that the Academy Awards to start a blossoming relationship with the King of the Red Carpet. Finish this look with a gold Jimmy Choo ‘Cosma’ clutch, a pair of black and gold Jimmy Choo ‘Rocks’ strappy sandals, and a stunning pair of statement Cathy Waterman fire opal arabesque earrings to give Idina the red carpet statement that she deserves. For her performance of ‘Let it Go’ I want to give Idina her very first couture moment via this white Elie Saab Fall 2012 Couture beaded and caped gown. If you have seen ‘Frozen’ then you might get why I picked this gown because as soon as I saw it I immediately thought of this couture creation as it is very similar to the gown that Elsa wears in the film. Performing the ballad in this number with a pair of simple silver Jimmy Choo ‘Anouk’ pointed toe pumps and a pair of diamond and sapphire drop earrings and Idina will kill her performance both via wardrobe and vocals.
I have never heard of Karen O before she was nominated for Best Original Song for ‘The Moon Song’ from the film ‘Her.’ I don’t know what to expect from the performer when it comes to Sundays Academy Awards but by golly miss molly if I ain’t gonna give her a go anyway. It seems that Karen mainly sticks to black and white on the red carpet and I think that this bateau neck Tony Ward Spring 2014 Couture gown with black detail and 3/4 length sleeves would be perfect for her to wear on the red carpet at the Academy Awards. A simple black clutch, black sandals, some simple earrings, and a bold red lip will finish off this stunning red carpet moment. To perform ‘The Moon Song’ I can picture Karen keeping the black sandals, simple diamond earrings, and bold red lip from her red carpet ensemble and just changing into this black Tadashi Shoji Fall 2014 RTW sleeveless gown with an embroidered bodice and chiffon skirt. I figure that Karen will most likely stand center stage in front of a microphone to perform this song letting lighting and camera angles make the performance interesting so this gown would be perfect.
Not nominated but slated to perform Sunday night at the Academy Awards is Pink. I freaking love this woman who dances to the beat of her own drum and doesn’t give a flying fuck in space what anyone else thinks about her. There are one of two duties off the top of my head that Pink could be doing during the 2014 Academy Awards, one is performing ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ during the Academy’s salute to the 75th Anniversary of the release of ‘The Wizard of Oz’ or performing a song during the In Memoriam section. Either way before she takes to the stage Pink must take to the red carpet. On the same day that Pink was announced as a performer Versace showed their Fall 2014 RTW collection in Milan and I knew the moment that I saw this cream gown with a Grecian draped neckline, slashed detailed gown with gold embellished straps that this would be my wish for Pink to wear on the red carpet at the Oscars. This gown is everything that Pink is edgy and glamorous. I think that just a pair of gold sandals and simple jewels will finish off this look. Keeping with the same soft theme that I picked for the red carpet I think that this Reem Acra Fall 2014 RTW gown with a gold beaded illusion bodice and white chiffon skirt will make for a dope performance ensemble for either of the situations that I mentioned, tho if Pink decides to do her aerial act then I think a midnight blue Atelier Versace Fall 2012 Couture bodysuit would work as well.
Bette Midler, U2, and Pharrell Williams are all also poised to perform on Hollywood’s biggest night, The Academy Awards, Sunday March 2nd starting at 8PM EST on ABC.