Best Original Song between Rio and The Muppets

Only two films are fighting to win the Oscar for Best Original Song. Does “Man or Muppet” or “Real in Rio” deserve the win tomorrow night?

Everyone is anticipating who will win top honors at the Academy Awards tomorrow night: Will the Oscar for Actor in a Leading Role be awarded to a Hollywood veteran like Brad Pitt or George Clooney? Which script will win Best Original Screenplay?

But of all the categories to be presented in Sunday’s ceremony, only one is considered complete with just two contenders. Despite an entrance pool of 39 songs — including Zooey Deschanel‘s new tune for Winnie the Pooh and the Golden Globe winner from Madonna‘s W.E. the coveted Oscar for Best Original Song is between “Man or Muppet” from The Muppets and “Real in Rio” from Rio.

Empowering ballad “Man or Muppet” was written by Flight of the Conchords’ Bret McKenzie, whereas “Real in Rio” is the opening and closing song of Rio that captures the energy and vibrance of Brazil and its birds. Who will win the Oscar in this category? Not even we at SheKnows have predicted the outcome!

Listen to them both below:

Who do you think will win the Oscar for Best Original Song? Cast your vote below!

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