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The performance of "Everything Is Awesome" was just the spectacle the Oscars needed

Alex Abad-Santos is a senior correspondent who explains what society obsesses over, from Marvel and movies to fitness and skin care. He came to Vox in 2014. Prior to that, he worked at the Atlantic.

Let's face it: the first hour of the Oscars, aside from Neil Patrick Harris' opening number, was a bit dull. There were awards for makeup and costumes, but they weren't necessarily the biggest of prizes that will be handed out tonight.

Thankfully we got to the fantastic craziness of the live performance of "Everything Is Awesome," a Best Original Song nominee from The Lego Movie. Tegan and Sara were joined by the Lonely Island Boys for a bright and energetic performance full of rainbows, Batman, and synchronized frenetic dancing that this awards show desperately needed.

And for a brief moment, everything was, truly, awesome.

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