Two more musical numbers for Oscars

NEW YORK • As it turns out, the Oscars has something more to sing about. After Variety reported last week that the Feb 24 telecast would broadcast performances of only two of the five Original Song nominees, the academy tweeted that at least two more musical numbers would be added.

I'll Fight, written by 10-time nominee Diane Warren and performed by Jennifer Hudson for the documentary RBG, will now reportedly appear on the broadcast - alongside performances of the Lady Gaga single Shallow from A Star Is Born and the Kendrick Lamar hit All The Stars from Black Panther.

Though Emily Blunt performs the nominated song The Place Where Lost Things Go in Mary Poppins Returns, the promise of a "surprise special guest" may indicate that someone may take her place at the Oscars.

There is no word yet whether there will be room for the remaining song, When A Cowboy Trades His Spurs For Wings, from The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs.

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