The Gold Knight: A very musical OscarsWritten by James A. Molnar | The Gold Knight | firstname.lastname@example.org
Or, with this year’s host Neil Patrick Harris, viewers might think they’re watching the Tony Awards, which honors the best in theater.
Regardless, viewers should prepare themselves for a very musical 87th Academy Awards on Feb. 22, honoring the best of film in 2014.
Ceremony producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, in their third year producing the Oscars, have been announcing presenters and performers for the past few weeks to build excitement for the show.
Harris announced Jan. 27 that he will perform “an original multimedia, musical sequence” written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, the Oscar-winning songwriting team from “Frozen.”
Other performers include Anna Kendrick, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, Jack Black and pop music superstar Lady Gaga.
These appearances add to already-announced performances of the Oscar-nominated original songs. Adam Levine will perform “Lost Stars” from the film “Begin Again” with his band Maroon 5. John Legend and Common will perform their nominated song “Glory,” from “Selma.” Rita Ora will perform “Grateful,” written by Diane Warren, from “Beyond the Lights.” Tim McGraw will perform “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” in honor of friend and nominee Glen Campbell, from the documentary “Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me.” And finally, pop duo Tegan and Sara and comedy-music trio The Lonely Island will perform the nominated song “Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie.”
Oh, and there will be some Oscars given out.