The 2019 Oscars performers have been announced. Lady Gaga, Bradley Cooper, and Jennifer Hudson lead the lineup of artists who will perform this year’s Oscar-nominated songs at the 91st Annual Academy Awards ceremony which will air live Sunday, Feb. 24 on ABC.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will sing their chart-topping duet “Shallow,” from “A Star Is Born.” The song, which was co-written by Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomondo and Andrew Wyatt, marks Gaga’s second Best Original Song nomination. She previously earned a nod for “Til It Happens to You” which she shared with songwriting legend Diane Warren for the documentary feature “The Hunting Ground.”
Cooper has previously been nominated for his work in “Silver Linings Playbook,” “American Hustle,” and “American Sniper.” He’s also up for Best Actor, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture (as a co-writer and executive producer of “A Star Is Born.” Gaga is up for Best Actress in addition to the songwriting nod.
Jennifer Hudson will perform “I’ll Fight” from “RBG” with music and lyrics by Diane Warren. Hudson notably won an Oscar for her riveting supporting role in “Dreamgirls” in 2006. The former “American Idol” finalist also won BAFTA, Critics Choice and Golden Globe Awards for the role.
Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will hit the stage to perform “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” from “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.” The pair co-wrote the track together.
Finally, a surprise guest will appear at the live ceremony to deliver a special performance of “Where the Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.” Marc Shaiman wrote the music and co-wrote the lyrics for the track with Scott Wittman.
Per Variety, it is not yet known if Kendrick Lamar and SZA are on board to perform “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.” However, the Academy is planning to have abbreviated performances of all five Best Original Song nominees at the 2019 Oscars ceremony.
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