Date/TimeDate(s) - 02/24/2019
Target OccupationsDesign, Music/ Musicians for hire, Instrumentalists, Songwriters/ Arrangers, Studio Vocalist, Actors, Production, Creative, Technical, Theatre & Studios, Animation, Film Specific, Cinematographers, Directors, Editors, Sound
Watch the 91st Academy Awards LIVE SUNDAY, February 24th at 8e|5p on ABC!
This year’s Oscars hasn’t had the easiest go. From host drama to outrage about certain awards cut from the live broadcast, it seems like the much-anticipated awards show is a lot less anticipated than usual. While ABC is doing everything it can to keep the infamously long-running ceremony from running over its three-hour time slot, the network at least extended an invite to the musicians behind the five Oscar-nominated songs to perform on-air. According to Variety, each of those performances may be limited to a stupidly short 90 seconds, which might be why Kendrick Lamar and SZA have opted out of performing the Oscar-nominated track from Black Panther, “All the Stars.”
If those reports are true, it’ll be a real shame, as there are plenty of iconic musical performances in Oscar history and this year could have offered some new ones for those of us who drink a lot of rosé and go down late-night YouTube rabbit holes.
No matter how long they’ll get to perform, the remaining four nominated songs will get their on-air due—and Oscar viewers will be treated to an additional performance pegged to the Best Picture-nominated Bohemian Rhapsody. Here is the list of the artists who will perform at the Academy Awards this year.
The American Idol alum has been touring with Queen for years now, and his dynamite vocals are the perfect match for the band’s melodrama—and a fitting choice for Freddie Mercury’s legacy. While they don’t have an original, Oscar-nominated song to sing (and have yet to confirm what they will be performing), it could be a break from the monotony of the typically stoic awards show.