Oscars 2015: Rita Ora, Adam Levine, Common & John Legend Set to Perform Best Original Song Nominated Singles
Even though the Oscars are all about the movies, the biggest night in Hollywood wouldn't be complete without a little bit of music. And for the 2015 Oscars, the entertainment is going to come from the Best Original Song nominees. Thus far, singles from the critically-acclaimed films Selma, Begin Again and Beyond the Lights will be represented.
Levine was the first performer to be announced, and he will be tackling his Begin Again single "Lost Stars" during the Oscars broadcast. Though Levine will be performing the track, he's not technically nominated for the awards. If "Lost Stars" is to win the Best Original Song Oscar, the trophy will actually go to the track's songwriters, Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois.
But Levine isn't going to go it alone in the lineup. Common and John Legend will also be on hand to perform the gospel track "Glory" from Selma at the Oscars.
"Glory" is arguably the favorite to win the Oscar - earlier this month, Common and Legend took home the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, a strong precursor to an Academy Award win.
The final performer announced thus far will come from singer/actress Rita Ora. Today (Jan. 28), it was announce dthat she will be on hand to tackle the Beyond the Lights track "Grateful," penned by Diane Warren.
Each of these songs is up for Best Original Song, alongside Tegan & Sara and The Lonely Island's "Everything Is Awesome!!!" from The LEGO Movie and "I'm Not Gonna Miss You" from Glen Campbell... I'll Be Me.
The 87th Annual Oscars will take place on Sunday, Feb. 22.