Oscars Best Original Song: Listen To All 5 Nominees Including 'City Of Stars', 'The Empty Chair' & More [VIDEO]
The Best Original Song category at this year's Oscars features something for everybody.
The songs nominated in the Original Song category are even more well known than usual. With two songs from Best Picture frontrunner La La Land and two songs from Disney movies, there is greater recognition for the 2017 nominees than in most years.
This is the easiest category where you can decided for yourself which nominee is best, considering each song is only two to four minutes each. Have a listen to each one below:
"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" - La La Land
Emma Stone has her "I Dreamed a Dream" moment with her "Audition" song, which is featured towards the end of La La Land. The inspirational powerhouse ballad is in keeping with many previous winners in this category.
"Can't Stop the Feeling!" - Trolls
You'd have to be living under a rock to not have heard Justin Timberlake's "Can't Stop the Feeling!" yet. Even those who haven't seen Trolls know "Can't Stop the Feeling!", considering it was the most successful single of 2016.
"City of Stars" - La La Land
Ryan Gosling gets to shine on "City of Stars," a song that has become the frontrunner to win this category. The low-key acoustic song has essentially become the anthem of La La Land and has won the Golden Globe and Critics' Choice Awards already.
"The Empty Chair" - Jim: The James Foley Story
There's always one song nominee every year that few people have heard. This year, it's "The Empty Chair" from the little-seen documentary Jim: The James Foley Story. However, songwriter J. Ralph has had great success in this category before, and Sting's emotional vocals on the track are very powerful.
"How Far I'll Go" - Moana
Lin-Manual Miranda has the potential to complete EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) with an Oscar win for "How Far I'll Go". The song is essentially the "Let It Go" of Moana and the biggest breakout success from the popular Disney film.
The Oscars are set to air Sunday, Feb. 26 at 8:30 p.m. ET / 5:30 p.m. PT on ABC.