March 3, 2014 12:17 AM EST

Seventy-five years ago, Hollywood welcomed a very special movie: The Wizard of Oz. In honor of that milestone, the Oscars ceremony paid tribute its star, Judy Garland, by inviting her three children (Liza Minnelli, Lorna Luft and Joey Luft) to celebrate.

And the Academy also invited a non-relative to get involved: Pink.

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As the Los Angeles Times points out, the tribute wasn’t totally random. The theme of the broadcast (as viewers may have noticed from the evening’s multiple montages) was about heroism, and Dorothy Gale was counted among those ranks.

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Our vote for the real hero of the performance, however, goes to Pink’s gown. Over the rainbow? More like over the top.

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