Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Adam Levine, John Legend, Common All Set to Perform at Oscars


Sort of not a scoop or a secret. But my two favorite Best Song nominees are going to be performed on the Academy Awards show by their originators.

Adam Levine is set to sing “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again,” the one movie you should rent during a blizzard. Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois wrote it. They were once the New Radicals, of “You Get What You Give” fame. The pair is considering a New Radicals second album. The first was in 1998.

And then of course Common and John Legend will perform “Glory” from “Selma,” the woefully under-nominated five star Best Picture nominee.

Host Neil Patrick Harris is also going to be singing his heart out. The writers of “Let it Go” from “Frozen” are penning him a new song. NPH is going to make for a very entertaining show, no doubt.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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