Which Best Original Song Performance at the 2024 Oscars Was Your Favorite? Vote!

The 2024 Oscars was packed with memorable musical performances, with all five of the night’s best original song nominees taking the stage at Dolby Theatre to represent their respective films Sunday (March 10).


The first best song nominees to perform ended up being this year’s winners: Billie Eilish and Finneas, who contributed the emotional ballad “What Was I Made For?” to Greta Gerwig’s Barbie. Hours before taking home the award, the 22-year-old pop star sang the whisper-soft track as her brother/producer played piano, earning thunderous applause from audience members such as Ariana Grande, Margot Robbie, America Ferrera and Kate McKinnon.

Later in the night, Becky G stood in front of a blazing backdrop with a choir of children to sing “The Fire Inside” from Flamin’ Hot. Jon Batiste played a grand piano as he belted out his emotional ballad “It Never Went Away” from American Symphony, and Scott George and the Osage Singers gathered around a large drum for “Wahzhazhe (A Song for My People)” from Killers of the Flower Moon.

Closing out the night’s performances, Ryan Gosling got the crowd on its feet for an over-the-top showcase of “I’m Just Ken,” also from Barbie, alongside Mark Ronson — who co-wrote the satirical ballad with Andrew Wyatt — Simu Liu, Kingsley Ben-Adir and Guns N’ Roses’ Slash. Wearing a black cowboy hat and pink sparkly suit, the actor began by serenading Robbie, his onscreen leading lady, before hopping onstage for some intricate group choreography complete with backup dancers and cutouts of the famous doll’s head.

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the 2024 Academy Awards saw Poor Things‘ Emma Stone taking home best actress for Poor Things and Cillian Murphy winning best actor for his performance in Oppenheimer, which also snagged best picture. The three-hour-plus ceremony also included presentations from Grande and her Wicked costar Cynthia Erivo, Bad Bunny and Dwayne Johnson, Zendaya and, perhaps most memorably, a nude John Cena.

Who had your favorite performance of the night at the 2024 Oscars? Vote in the poll below after rewatching them all here.

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