And the performers for the 2020 Oscars are: Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz and Randy Newman.
The musicians, many of them actors in their own rights, will perform their Oscar-nominated songs at the 2020 ceremony, which takes place Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. EST on ABC at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Menzel, 48, notably returns to the Oscars stage after fellow actor John Travolta absolutely butchered her name in 2014, calling her Adele Dazeem. But the “Uncut Gems” actress and “Frozen” singer got back at him the following year by calling him “Glom Gazingo.” This year, she’ll perform “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2” — one of this year’s Oscars snubs.
“We’re excited to have an incredible group of nominees and performers who will deliver one-of-a-kind music moments you will only see on the Oscars,” show producers Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain told Deadline.
The awards, which are going hostless again this year, will also feature Questlove and guest conductor Eímear Noone, presumably to lead the orchestra in their “wrap it up” harmonies.
The performers are all up for awards this year. Erivo, 33, is nominated for Best Actress for her role in “Harriet,” in which she sang “Stand Up.”
Newman, 76, will perform “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4.” The piece is nominated for a Best Original Song award. Metz, 39, will perform “I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough,” also nominated for Best Original Song.
And John, 72, will sing “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from his biopic “Rocketman.” John wrote the lyrics and music with his longtime collaborator Bernie Taupin. The song is the only nomination the film received this year.