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2008 Oscars Poll: Which Musical Performance Was Your Favorite?

This year's Oscars was pretty subdued for the most part, but we did still manage to get the performances of the nominated musical numbers — three of which were from Enchanted!

Which of the five performances from this year's Oscars was your favorite?

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gruaig_rua gruaig_rua 9 years
Falling Slowly :notworthy:
robinesque robinesque 9 years
They were all BORING!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i liked the amy adams song but why was she given no set and dressed so plainly? everyone else got a cool stage to stand on. i really don't like the last song though - the one where people are dancing and it looks like amy adams?! boring and so typical. i think they should have cut that song and put in something from a different movie.
KAEB06 KAEB06 9 years
falling slowly....definitely
Wicked Wicked 9 years
Amy Adams only wanted to do one song. Since "Happy Working Song" is more character based, she kind of had to sing it. It was weird that she was on stage by herself and what could they do? Have people dancing around in rat and pigeon costumes?
emilkui emilkui 9 years
pequeña pequeña 9 years
"Falling slowly". I absolutely loved Once and I was so happy when they won. I loved Markéta Irglová's speech, very sweet and moving.
genvessel genvessel 9 years
while i am a huge fan of "enchanted" - i wasn't a big fan of the performances on stage. both "raise it up" and "falling slowly" were fabulous.
snickerdoodle snickerdoodle 9 years
That's not even a question! Compared to the quiet, genuine intensity of "Falling Slowly" - where you could tell exactly how much this meant to the performers - the other numbers felt trite and fake. I'm so glad they got this one right!
sharshar sharshar 9 years
I love Kristin, but wow, "Falling Slowly" was perfect.
Kaysnowboarder Kaysnowboarder 9 years
I loved the movie once and loved the musicians. They were so talented and loved the live performance of falling slowly.
bastille_75 bastille_75 9 years
"Falling Slowly" from Once!!! I loved the movie, I loved their performance on the Independent Spirit Awards and I loved them last night!!!! Once was definitely one of the best movies all year!!!
hollywoodholiday hollywoodholiday 9 years
Am I the only one with love for Jon Mclaughlin? I adore "So Close", its one of myafter" favorite songs! But I'll be the first to admit I'm biased because I'm a sucker for Disney style romance :D
Brittfish Brittfish 9 years
How did Amy Adams get so gypped? Kristin Chenoweth gets to sing the best song from her movie while she gets stuck up on the stage by herself, no production number, no dancing pigeons and cockroaches, no nothing. Seriously, what happened here?
spazzydana spazzydana 9 years
i thought falling slowly was alright. Obviously the guy can sing but his voice with the other girls voice just clashed. Some of the notes they hit made me cringe, although of course, its live.
kmckay kmckay 9 years
i have adored falling slowly since the moment i heard it- i am overjoyed that they won! i also adore kristin though- her voice seemed a bit off from her norm though....
Wicked Wicked 9 years
DreaAST DreaAST 9 years
i wasn't into any of them.
remedios remedios 9 years
I did not see Enchanted, but I had a different impression of what the movie would be like. I thought it was more of a twist on the traditional fairy tale, like good natured poking fun a bit. But the songs appeared to be completely cheezy - great singing and theatrical, but cheezy nonetheless. Falling Slowly seemed the most genuine to me.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 9 years
Falling Slowly hands down!
ilanac13 ilanac13 9 years
by FAR the song from august rush was the best in my eyes - and i wish that it would have won. oh well.
freegracefrom freegracefrom 9 years
I really liked the movie 'August Rush,' but I definitely need to check out 'Once!'
katiejane24 katiejane24 9 years
Definitely Falling Slowly. Matter of fact, I went straight to iTunes to rent Once so I can watch it tonight!
Mädchen Mädchen 9 years
jspark, I agree. It was still my favourite performance of the night, but I would have preferred it, if it had just been the two of them.
jspark jspark 9 years
The performance of Falling slowly was definitly the most genuine, but I don't think they needed the orchestra arrangement.
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