Best: Lady Gaga, Alive With the 'Sound of Music'
Other than a clumsy intro by Scarlett Johansson that transitioned entirely too quickly from the historical impact of civil rights marches to the release of The Sound of Music, Lady Gaga's homage to the Academy Award-winning Julie Andrews musical was pitch perfect. Yes, Twitter, Jennifer Hudson and Idina Menzel were also on hand, but that would only be relevant if the "Born This Way" singer bombed. Instead, she gave absolutely everything to the performance of four songs, including "Edelweiss" and "Climb Ev'ry Mountain," her chilling renditions of which made the NBC Live! version of the movie starring Carrie Underwood seem only competent by comparison.