Kristin Chenoweth, Seth MacFarlane to perform special Oscar closing numberby jmaloni
Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have announced that Kristin Chenoweth and Seth MacFarlane will participate in a special show-closing musical performance.
"After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a 'can't miss' moment," Zadan and Meron said.
Chenoweth joins a list of previously announced performers, including Jennifer Hudson, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks, Aaron Tveit, Helena Bonham, Adele, Dame Shirley Bassey, Norah Jones and Barbra Streisand, and presenters including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Douglas, Jamie Foxx, Paul Rudd, Salma Hayek Pinault, Melissa McCarthy, Liam Neeson, John Travolta, Ben Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Jennifer Lawrence, Halle Berry, Sandra Bullock, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Mark Wahlberg, Ted and "Marvel's The Avengers" cast members Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner and Mark Ruffalo; returning 2011 Oscar winners Jean Dujardin, Christopher Plummer, Octavia Spencer and Meryl Streep; "Chicago" cast members Richard Gere, Queen Latifah, Renée Zellweger and Zeta-Jones; and special guests Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Daniel Radcliffe, Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.
Oscars for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be presented on Feb. 24 live on ABC.