Jill Scott to Sing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ at First Ever Oscars Concert
By Nadia Noir
The Academy Awards has been going on for 85 years, but for the first time ever there will be an Oscars Concert. Taking place at UCLA’s Royce Hall on the 27th of Feburary, the Oscars Concert will feature five original scores performed by an 80-piece orchestra and Jill Scott will sing songs like Pharrell Williams’ “Happy” from Despicable Me 2.
For the first time in 85 years, Oscar is hosting a live concert featuring songs that have been nominated for awards this year.
”Let It Go” from Frozen, U2′s “Ordinary Love” from Mandela and Karen O’s “The Moon Song” from Her will also be performed by different people.
The nominated songs’ original performers, including Pharrell and “Let It Go” singer Idina Menzel are set to perform on the March 2 Academy Awards telecast.
There will be even more performances and the show is open to anyone who wants to go with tickets running at $75 or $100.
“We expect to have a full house very quickly because it’s really a one-of-a-kind concert,” said Charles Fox, governor of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ music branch. “It’s never been done before and it’s featuring some of the world’s best composers. We hope it’s going to be an annual thing because every year there’s such a great level of quality music being written for film, and it goes out to the whole world.”