With just some days to go till the 2019 Oscars, Selection reported on Thursday that Kendrick Lamar and SZA is not going to be performing their nominated track “All of the Stars,” from Black Panther, throughout Sunday’s broadcast. And no person else will, both.

That implies that of the 5 nominees within the Greatest Unique Tune class, solely 4 can be carried out dwell throughout the telecast.

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That’s a bit curious, particularly in mild of all of the chaos surrounding this 12 months’s present. In late January, performances of the nominated songs turned a part of a string of controversial flashpoints, after Selection reported that solely two of the 5 have been slated for inclusion: All of the Stars” and “Shallow,” from A Star Is Born. (Notably, these have been additionally the one two nominees that charted.)

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However widespread criticism of that plan — which was presumably hatched in an effort to streamline and shorten the printed — resulted within the Academy issuing an announcement that each one 5 songs can be carried out in any case, albeit in a “truncated, 90-second type.”

Quick ahead to some weeks later, nevertheless, and it seems that the Academy has didn’t persuade Lamar and SZA to seem. (The pair additionally didn’t carry out “All of the Stars” on the Grammys, the place the track was nominated for 4 awards, together with Document of the 12 months and Tune of the 12 months.)

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Selection studies {that a} supply near the state of affairs defined the upcoming absence as attributable to “logistics and timing.”


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Woman Gaga carried out “Shallow” on the Grammys — in a mode fairly completely different from the movie.
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So now, until one thing adjustments but once more, the Oscars will function performances of solely 4 of the 5 Greatest Unique Tune nominees (in addition to a particular look from Queen, the band featured in Greatest Image nominee Bohemian Rhapsody, fronted by Adam Lambert).

It’s unclear if another artists have been requested to carry out “All of the Stars.” That’s what’s taking place with “The Place The place Misplaced Issues Go” from Mary Poppins Returns, which was carried out within the movie by Emily Blunt, however can be carried out on the Oscars by Bette Midler.

The three different nominated songs can be carried out by the artists who initially recorded them. “Shallow,” from A Star Is Born, can be carried out by the movie’s stars Woman Gaga and Bradley Cooper (who additionally directed the movie). Jennifer Hudson will perform a selection from “I’ll Fight,” from the documentary RBG. And Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.

The 2019 Oscars will air Sunday, February 24, at eight pm Jap / 5 pm Pacific on ABC.

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