What A Wonderful World!

A stunning performance of this classic at the Oscars put the stars to shame and the whole evening’s pageantry into perspective. Take a few minutes to remind yourself there is still hope!

Besides Pharrell jamming with Hans Zimmer and A.R. Rahman in the mezzanine section, the musical highlight of the 84th Academy Awards was undoubtedly the divine rendition of Louis Armstrong‘s “What A Wonderful World” that Esperanza Spalding delivered from on high for the “In Memoriam” montage, looking like the Greek Goddess of Soul in her gold-trimmed white gown and Afro-halo. With the Southern California Children’s Choir on the angelic back-up, rarely has anyone, let alone all of us, been serenaded so beautifully.

Here is another version, without the video montage, just the music streaming from on high – put on your headphones!:

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