Tegan and Sara, Lonely Island Perform 'Everything Is Awesome' at the Oscars

Tegan Sara Oscar Performance

Everything was, indeed, awesome Sunday at the 87th Academy Awards when Canadian indie-rock duo Tegan and Sara teamed up with The Lonely Island to perform their Oscar-nominated hit song from The Lego Movie.

Introduced by a heavenly choir of Lego people, the veritable musical supergroup was joined on stage by a bevy of back-up dancers, ranging from construction workers to a literal Awesome Possum.

Explosive streamers, acrobatics and a constant stream of rainbows kept the energy-level high, and kept us wondering, “Why can’t the whole ceremony be this good?”

I’d also be remiss if I didn’t mention the Lonely Island boys’ matching powder-blue suits; they looked like the coolest kids at a bar mitzvah. And how ’bout that angsty solo from Batman (played to perfection by Will Arnett) on the guitar? Good God, this performance was perfect.

Watch the performance below — you know, before it gets yanked off YouTube — then grade it and drop a comment with your full review.

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13 Comments
  1. Joel says:

    I really do love Tegan and Sara, but that performance was just all over the place. I think it’s partly the production. I thought Adam Levine’s performance didn’t sound very good either. I did enjoy watching it though. Will Arnett showing up raised it up from a C to a B for me.

    • WonderWaage says:

      Adam Levine can’t sing live. He just can’t… Watch Live 8 for more proof.

    • jmble says:

      Oops. I meant that I enjoyed watching Everything is Awesome. I had no feelings whatsoever about watching Adam Levine.

    • Fran says:

      I saw Maroon 5 at a very small private party a few weeks ago and Adam actually sounded really good… I love this song but the performance was not so great. I think he’s very hit or miss with his live singing.

  2. It was not only awesome, it was f**cking awesome!

  3. Rebecca says:

    I did not like it at all…

  4. Tricia says:

    It’s nice to see ACTUAL fun in this ceremony that is so full of clearly manufactured fun.

  5. rod says:

    it was entertaining but they didnt sing very well.

    As for Adam Levine….. it was a MESS, I love the song and the movie Begin Again, but he cant sing live, so dissapointed.

  6. David4 says:

    Everything is awesome! But we were’t good enough for a bunch of foreigners o even nominate us! – LEGO Movie people.

  7. K says:

    They were amazing! Really overpowered by Lonely Island unfortunately

  8. DarkDefender says:

    Yeah, it was Awesome… But the bigger question is where do we get those Lego Ocars? :D

  9. A fan of TV says:

    I LOVE Tegan and Sara, but that song was garbage.