Karen O

Watch Karen O Perform “The Moon Song” At the Oscars

Andrew Parks

By Andrew Parks

on 03.03.14 in News

She ended up losing the Best Original Song award to a computer generated Disney queen, but last night’s Academy Awards telecast had to be one of the more surreal moments in Karen O’s career. Taking the stage to perform “The Moon Song” in front of a moon — personally, we would have preferred a lyric video featuring Siri — the Yeah Yeah Yeahs frontwoman tried to not gaze too longingly into the eyes of Vampire Weekend singer Ezra Koenig as he helped out with harmonies and a spare acoustic guitar.

Watch the best footage we could find below (gotta love people getting 10,000+ YouTube views for recording their flat-screen TV!), along with a recent KCRW rendition featuring Her director Spike Jonze and the Frozen jam that dashed O’s Oscar hopes just like Gravity did to Owen Pallett and Arcade Fire…