This category has been majorly paired down this year and I’m certain it’s the Academy’s attempt at livening up and shortening the ceremony. Not only are there only three entries this year, but they will be performed in a brief medley on Sunday night, rather than in 3 separate performances. The nominees this year are:
- “Jai Ho” – A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)
- “O Saya” – A.R. Rahman (Slumdog Millionaire)
- “Down to Earth” – Peter Gabriel, Thomas Newman (WALL-E)
“Jai Ho.” The cast’s Bollywood dance at the end of the film is both original and awesome and I’m sure I’m not the only one who can’t get it out of my head.
What Should Win
“The Wrestler.” Yes, I know Bruce’s song isn’t even nominated here, but it should be, and it should win. He was robbed. But out of the nominees, I’ll go with “Jai Ho.” It’s a really fun and catchy song.