Watch Darren Criss & Kermit The Frog’s Pre-Show Oscar Performance of ‘Rainbow Connection’ [VIDEO]

February 26, 2012 2:25 pm

Glee star Darren Criss and the ever so popular Kermit the Frog rock out during E!‘s pre-show Oscar event performing The Muppets‘ classic “Rainbow Connection.”

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The two tinseltown stars dressed appropriately for the festivities wearing almost matching black and white suits. Darren even brought out his acoustic guitar to give the song some extra flavor. With the Hollywood Roosevelt’s Hotel pool in the background, their chemistry and vocals meshed so well together that the performance was an instant success!

The Muppets” movie is up for a nomination this year for Best Original Song for “Man or Muppet.” The duo were originally supposed to sing during the actual festivities, but the Academy opted out of the performance.

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The “E! Red Carpet” coverage filled with all of the glamourous stars wearing their elegant red carpet fashion will continue until the Oscars start at 5:30pm PST on ABC.

Check out their entire performance below at E! Online