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Previously on Adam Riff™:

—It's past time to scrap the "best original song" [Oscar] category. No performances of negligible "best original song" nominees. Instead, we fill the telecast with performances of sexier soundtrack highlights from the past year. I picture, in this order:

  • Bruno Mars – "It Will Rain" (from Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1)
  • The National – "Think You Can Wait" (from Win Win)
  • Karen O, Trent Reznor, and Atticus Ross – "Immigrant Song" (from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo)
  • Carey Mulligan – "New York, New York" (from Shame)
  • College feat. Electric Youth – "A Real Hero" (from Drive)

If I produced this year's Oscars telecast, I would book the following musical performances, in this order:

  • Owl City – "When Can I See You Again" (from Wreck-It Ralph)
  • Anne Hathaway – "I Dreamed a Dream" (from Les Misérables)
  • Dan Romer and Benh Zeitlin – "Once There Was a Hushpuppy" (from Beasts of the Southern Wild)
  • Holograms of James Brown and 2Pac – "Unchained [The Payback / Untouchable]" (from Django Unchained)
  • Adele – "Skyfall" (from Skyfall)

Alas, I'm not the producer, and they booked Barbra Streisand, because of course they did.

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