The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tweeted confirmation today of what we already suspected: Gwyneth will perform her Oscar-nominated song “Coming Home” from “Country Strong” during the awards show. Gwynnie has been performing all over the place since she filmed “Country Strong,” showing off her fabulous singing voice on “Glee” and “Saturday Night Live” before announcing she was recording a version of “Forget You” with Cee Lo and that she might even go on tour.
A couple other surprising actors will be performing at the Oscars as well.
If you’re like me, then you know Zachary Levi best for his title role on the NBC show “Chuck.” But he charmed us all as Flynn Rider in Disney’s latest, “Tangled,” and proved he’s got a great singing voice to boot. He and costar Mandy Moore will sing their nominated song “I See The Light” during the night too.
Rounding out the performances are Randy Newman singing “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3” and Florence + The Machine and A.R. Rahman singing “If I Rise” from “127 Hours.” The song was originally performed by Dido and her brother but according to the New York Post they weren’t able to attend. Which raises a larger question: Who isn’t available to attend the Academy Awards when you get to perform?!
Are you looking forward to seeing these actors and musicians perform their songs at the Oscars? Who do you hope wins?