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Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz & Randy Newman to perform nominated original songs at 92nd Oscars

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Thu, Jan 23rd 2020 04:20 pm

Special appearances by Eímear Noone & Questlove

Cynthia Erivo, Oscar winner Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Oscar winner Randy Newman will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars ceremony, show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain announced today.

“We’re excited to have an incredible group of nominees and performers who will deliver one-of-a-kind music moments you will only see on the Oscars,” Howell Taylor and Allain said. 

This year’s Original Song nominees and performers are as follows (in alphabetical order by song title): 

•“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” – performed by Randy Newman; music and lyric by Randy Newman 

•“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” – performed by Elton John; music by Elton John; lyric by Bernie Taupin

•“I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough” – performed by Chrissy Metz; music and lyric by Diane Warren

•“Into The Unknown” from “Frozen II” – performed by Idina Menzel and AURORA; music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez

•“Stand Up” from “Harriet” – performed by Cynthia Erivo; music and lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo

In addition to the five nominated song performances, the show will feature a special appearance by Questlove and a guest-conducted segment by Eímear Noone. Noone is the first woman to conduct during an Oscars telecast.

The producers will continue to announce talent joining the show in the coming weeks.

The 92nd Oscars will be held Sunday, Feb. 9, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on ABC at 8 p.m. ET. “Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet” will air at 6:30 p.m. The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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