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Eminem Performing on the Oscar's stage.

Many Celebrities Looked Confused By Eminem's Oscars Performance

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By Trace Alan Salzbrenner

Who could have imagined that in the year 2020, while everyone is sitting around the TV watching their favorite entertainers get recognized for their hard work in the previous year, that Eminem would pop up and perform on the Oscars stage? Well, Idina Menzel and Billie Eilish sure didn't expect the performance coming and neither did many of the watchers at home. Now, many people are relating to the two screengrabs of the entertainers while they watched the performance in shock.

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Billie Eilish at the Oscars.
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Billie's face looks like she is wondering why anyone would invite Eminem to perform at the show and Idina looks completely shocked by the whole ordeal. Finneas O'Connell and Martin Scorsese also seemed to be very confused about what was going on.

“Why is eminem performing?? what is the connection. is it just to give us reaction shots of Scorsese reconsidering the life choices he’s made that led him here,” one Twitter user said and many others agreed with them.

Eminem performing on stage.
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Another Twitter user said, "taika waititi putting his oscar under the seat and martin scorsese falling asleep to eminem are my favorite moments from the oscars."

One fan empathized with the surprised faces that Billie and Idina made, "Billie Eilish and Idina Menzel’s reaction to Eminem is all of us rn #Oscars.”

Needless to say, there were many people who were just as confused at home as there was in the Dolby Theater when the "Lose Yourself" rapper took the stage.

Eminem performing at the Oscars.
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However, at the end of the performance, Eminem got a standing ovation from everyone in the theater including Billie Eilish and Idina Mandel. So, while they were very surprised by the surprise Oscars performance, the two were polite enough to stand at the end.

The two also had their own performances that night that were a major success. Billie Eilish even had the honor of singing during the In Memoriam segment of the night (that left out a few people).

Eminem in 8 Mile.
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So why did Eminem perform? His tweet after the performance said, "Look, if you had another shot, another opportunity... Thanks for having me @TheAcademy Sorry it took me 18 years to get here."

In a way, this is a makeup for a performance that should have happened 18 years ago, but, hey, why not have it now? Luckily the performance went off without Eminem using the opportunity to diss dozens of people as he did on his recent album. Luckily he was well behaved.

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