The 94th Academy Awards is set for the 27th of March at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles, and there are musicians set to perform nominees for Best Original Song. This year’s Oscars will witness first-time nominees like Billie Eilish and Beyonce, who will perform four out of the five nominated songs. According to ABC’s official Oscar website, Van Morrison will not be attending the Oscars despite his song “Down to Joy” being nominated. Here are some of the musicians set to perform at the Academy Awards.
Billie Eilish and her brother, Finneas O’Connell, will be performing “No Time to Die,” which is featured in the James Bond film of the same name that premiered last year. In a statement to CNN, the singer-songwriters revealed that writing a bond theme had been a longstanding goal. For them to get worldwide recognition for the same is surreal, to say the least.
Sebastian’s “Dos Oruguitas” was nominated instead of his smash hit “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” sparking a heated debate. On a Variety’s Award Podcast, his producers noted that after the debut of Encanto in theaters, “Dos Oruguitas” looked like a better choice because it truly embodied the essence of the film.
Although it was a difficult decision, they are proud of their decision to go with “Dos Oruguitas” rather than the popular song.
For the first time in over a decade, Beyonce will be gracing the Oscars with her song “Be Alive,” featured in the “King Richard” best picture nominee. Beyoncé got compelled to contribute a song after a showing of “King Richard,” which recounts Richard Williams’ role in supporting his daughters, Venus and Serena Williams, to pursue tennis. “Be Alive” was co-written by her and artist Dixson. Smith told Entertainment Weekly that he was overjoyed when Beyonce called, adding that the union of a film and a song has an unrivaled power in the entertainment industry. According to Variety, Beyoncé also performed at the Oscars in 2005, 2007, and 2009.
Riba Mc Entire
Another artist set to grace the ceremony is the country singer Reba Mc Entire. She will be performing “Somehow You Do” featured in the film “Four Good Days” as a perseverance anthem. Dianne Warren received her 12th Oscar nomination for the country song.