Houston-Carey Song Wins Oscar

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"When You Believe," which R&B divas Whitney Houston and Mariah

Carey performed on the soundtrack to the animated film "The Prince

of Egypt," won the Academy Award for Best Original Song on Sunday; the

Oscar went to the song's writer, Stephen Schwartz. Houston and Carey

performed the song during the Oscar ceremony. Other Oscar performers

included hard-rockers Aerosmith ("I Don't Want to Miss a Thing"),

rock veterans Randy Newman and Peter Gabriel (who did

Newman's "That'll Do") and Canadian pop singer Celine Dion with

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli ("The Prayer"). Other musical

Academy Awards went to composers Nicola Piovani (Best Original Dramatic

Score for "Life Is Beautiful") and Stephen Warbeck (Best Original

Musical or Comedy Score for "Shakespeare in Love").