The category is split between Oscar-nominated songs like [video id="378137"]A.R. Rahman's "Jai Ho"[/video] from [movie id="364450"]"Slumdog Millionaire"[/movie] and [video id="378138"]Bruce Springsteen's title track[/video] for "The Wrestler." But don't count out the teen-girl power: Paramore's [movie id="369195"]"Twilight"[/movie] theme [video id="378140"]"Decode"[/video] is competing against Miley Cyrus' empowerment ballad [video id="378139"]"The Climb"[/video] from [movie id="381910"]"Hannah Montana."[/movie]
The clear front-runners seem to be Paramore and Cyrus, since they each hail from tween-favorite soundtracks. Paramore also gets a push from the Twilighter community, which is very, very loyal to all things "Twilight."
No disrespect to Springsteen and Rahman, but when two older dudes are trying to compete with the forces of Cyrus and Paramore, well, let's just say the Academy isn't voting for this one.
Paramore frontwoman [article id="1595214"]Hayley Williams is a Twilighter herself[/article], so when she was asked to do a song for the movie, she jumped at the chance. "I chose the title 'Decode,' because the song is about the building tension, awkwardness, anger and confusion between Bella and Edward," she said. "Bella is the only mind Edward can't read, and I feel like that's a big part of the first book and one of the obstacles for them to overcome. It's one added tension that makes the story even better."
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