David Byrne performed on Everything everywhere all at once soundtrack stand out “It’s a life” At Oscars 2023 alongside co-writer and producer Son Lux and one of the film’s stars (and other nominees) Stephanie Hsu.
Decked out in white and joined by a cast of contemporary dancers, Byrne and Hsu duet performed the film’s ballad with an initial touch of grace, only for Byrne’s elongated fingers – a nod to EEAAO’the iconic hot dog hands — to steal the show. The performance juxtaposed beauty and absurdity, much like the film itself.
Hsu replaced the song’s original singer and contestant, Mitski, although the actor himself appeared on the soundtrack on the solo track, “Sucked into a Bagel”. Elsewhere, Hsu was up for Best Supporting Actress and Son Lux was up for Best Original Score, while the film received 11 nominations.
Among those of this year Best Original Song nominees, the contest for “This Is a Life” included Rihanna Black Panther: Wakanda Forever return of the single “Lift Me Up”, Lady Gaga and Bloodpop’s Top Gun: Maverick the anthem “Hold My Hand” and Diane Warren’s 14th attempt at winning an Oscar, “Applause”.
Revisit our timeless Everything everywhere all at once blanket, including a score distribution with Son Lux as well as interviews with the director duo danielsnominated for Best Supporting Actor Ke Huy Quanand on-screen action caption James Hong.
Meanwhile, Byrne has been busy in the New Year by making surprise stage appearances for artists like Miley Cyrus And Maggie Rogers. Her collaborative musical with Fatboy Slim is also set to make its Broadway debut this summer.
MULTIFACETED ! Will give a performance of “This is a Life” by Stephanie Hsu and David Byrne no #Oscar pic.twitter.com/laC7JxVSsG
— Stephanie Hsu Brasil (@stephaniehsubr) March 13, 2023