Beyonce Dazzles, Oscar Winners Sing the Crowd Proud

Published: 2005-02-28
Last night's Oscar award ceremony hosted by the hilarous Chris Rock had winners not only dash through their 45 second acceptance speeches, they also made the world proud in the musical realm of the industry. There was a zest of foreign genius when Finding Neverland's Polish composer Jan A.P. Kaczmarek won for Best Original Score and songwriter Jorge Drexler won for Best Original Song for "Al Otro Lado del Rio" (aka "The Other Side of the River") from The Motorcycle Diaries. Drexler, even during his acceptance speech, sang a portion of the song to further enhance its Spanish roots and appreciators (namely Antonio Banderas who glowed with pride from the audience).

Beyonce was the house hold name that graced almost every musical performance this year. She performed in three of the five nominated songs (one of which was with the brilliant Josh Groban), beautifully clad in the most luxurious gowns the evening had to offer. Sean "Puffy" Combs and Prince were both presenters, but took no part in any music during the event - some question why they were even there. Finally, The Counting Crows made an appearance for their Shrek 2 hit "Accidentally in Love" bringing them back into the spotlight after we thought we had seen the last of them.

Writer: Soul Shine Staff



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Jorge Drexler sang a portion of his song as a protest.

The producers of the show didn't allow him to perform on stage and put more "familiar" faces.

I think Banderas' performance was very poor and the worst of the night.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 01, 2005
I think this years oscar is by far the worst. Whats with the giving the oscar on the aisles, and bringing the nominee on stage, and the fact to beyonce perform three times?? And what is with Chris Rock pounding on Colin Farrell and Jude Law. I think both are fine actors, onli they dont have a chance to shine just yet. I dont want Rock for next year, or for any other Oscars to come. The onli good thing about this years Oscar is that when Rock went to the cineplexes and asked the pple what movie they have been seeing in the cinema.
Posted by: Anonymous on March 05, 2005
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