David Byrne, Stephanie Hsu perform at the Oscars

Son Lux will also perform “Everything Everywhere All at Once” original song “This Is a Life” at the March 12 ceremony.

It only happens once in a lifetime: David Byrne performs at the Oscars. The beloved Talking Heads frontman will take the stage at the Oscars on March 12 to perform his Oscar-nominated song This Is a Life from Everything Everywhere All at Once.

Byrne – who previously won an Oscar for her score to ‘The Last Emperor’ in 1987 – performs the song with Stephanie Hsu, who was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at the ceremony for her role as Joy/Jabu in ‘Everything’. Everywhere.” Also on board for the show is Son Lux, the experimental music trio that received an Oscar nomination for the original score to “Everything Everywhere.”

Byrne and Son Lux frontman Ryan Lott wrote the lyrics for “This Is a Life” and co-wrote the music with alt-rock darling Mitski, who sings a version of the song in the film. Sadly, Mitski, known for such acclaimed albums as ‘Be the Cowboy’ and ‘Laurel Hell’, will apparently not be at the ceremony, and Hsu – a trained singer and former member of the original Broadway cast of ‘The SpongeBob Musical’ member – takes over. place in the performance.

The announcement comes a day after Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert’s action comedy swept the Screen Actors Guild Awards, where Hsu’s co-stars Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan and Jamie Lee Curtis took individual wins and the film itself was named best ensemble. fee. The film was nominated for 11 awards at the Oscars, the most at the ceremony.

The cohort’s “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is the third Best Original Song Performance officially announced outside of the ceremony. Last week it was confirmed that Best Original Song bridesmaid Diane Warren – in her 14th competition with zero wins – will perform her song ‘Taps’ from ‘Tell It Like A Woman’ at the ceremony; He will be accompanied by “Purple Hearts” star Sofia Carson, who sang “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto” on last year’s telecast. And in her first performance since the Super Bowl, Rihanna will perform “Lift Me Up” from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” at the ceremony.

The remaining two Best Original Song nominees whose performances have not been announced are ‘Hold My Hand’ by Lady Gaga from ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and ‘RRR’ banner ‘Naatu Naatu’ by MM Keeravani and Chandrabose- from. Usually, all five nominees in the category perform at the ceremony; last year the only omission was “Down to Joy” from “Belfast” after artist Van Morrison declined to participate.

The 95th Academy Awards will be broadcast live on ABC and broadcast worldwide on March 12. The ceremony is hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, after headlining the 2017 and 2018 editions, and executive produced by Glenn Weiss, Ricky Kirshner and Molly McNearney.

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