Well here’s at least one reason you will definitely want to watch the Oscars later this month. The Academy confirmed today that Tegan and Sarah and The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone, and Akiva Schaffer) will be performing the Oscar-nominated song “Everything Is Awesome” from The LEGO Movie live during the ceremony. This is fantastic news and should make for a rather lively rendition of one of the most infectious earworms to come our way in a very long time.
Of course the Best Original Song Oscar is the only category in which The LEGO Movie is nominated, as the presumed favorite was unexpectedly shut out of the Best Animated Feature race. It’s looking like the film will probably lose Best Song to “Glory” from Selma (a win for that one is hard to argue with, really), but the race certainly isn’t over and we at least know we’ll be getting a sure-to-be fantastic performance by Tegan and Sarah and The Lonely Island.
For good measure, listening to “Everything Is Awesome” a couple more times below, followed by The Lonely Island’s appropriately enthusiastic Twitter announcement of the Oscar performance. The Oscars will be telecast live on ABC Sunday, February 22nd.
— The Lonely Island (@thelonelyisland) February 6, 2015