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Oscars: Lenny Kravitz Performs During In Memoriam Segment Introduced by Emotional John Travolta

John Travolta choked up as he launched the In Memoriam section on the 2023 Oscars, which featured a efficiency by Lenny Kravitz.

Travolta was teary eyed as he spoke onstage on the Dolby Theatre on Sunday forward of Kravitz’s efficiency of “Calling All Angels.” Before Kravitz carried out, Travolta choked up as he paid a refined tribute to Grease co-star Olivia Newton John: “They’ve touched our hearts. They’ve made us smile, and became dear friends who we will always remain hopelessly devoted to.”

Kravitz sang and performed piano as photographs of well-known faces who not too long ago handed appeared on the big display, together with Newton-John, Burt Bacharach, Ray Liotta, Kirstie Alley, Irene Cara, Mary Alice, Raquel Welch, Nichelle Nichols and plenty of others.

It was one among a number of performances Sunday evening.

Rihanna sang “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever whereas Lady Gaga carried out “Hold My Hand” from Top Gun: Maverick. Rahul Sipligunj and Kaala Bhairava sang the Indian Telugu-language “Naatu Naatu” from RRR, which received greatest unique music.

Diane Warren was on piano for the primary efficiency of the evening whereas Sofia Carson sang the ballad “Applause” from Tell it Like a Woman, an anthology of seven brief tales directed by girls. Warren wrote the music and it marked her 14th Oscar nomination. 

“To each and every woman in this room, and to all women in the world, give yourself some applause,” Carson stated through the efficiency. The actress-singer shined vocally whereas being backed by 16 violinists.

David Byrne, greatest supporting actress nominee Stephanie Hsu and greatest unique rating nominees Son Lux joined forces to carry out “This Is a Life” from Everything Everywhere All at Once. They have been backed by dancers in all white who carried out choreography and wild struggle strikes onstage. The efficiency was weird, just like the movie, and in honor of it Byrne wore sizzling canine fingers.



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