Five tracks, including Lady Gaga’s “Shallow” and Kendrick Lamar and SZA’s “All The Stars,” have been nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars 2019, but according to Variety, only two of them will be performed at the Academy Awards’ telecast.
Usually every nominated song is performed for the audience, but this year, several of the performances are being cut in an attempt to keep the telecast’s runtime at three hours. Allegedly, The Academy has also hinted that a handful of Oscars for craft categories such as sound editing and mixing might be presented during commercials.
The 1st time I stayed up to watch the Oscars, it was because I LOVED The Little Mermaid & they were going to sing songs from the movie I loved on The Oscars.
If true, and Poppins’ song won’t be performed, truly disappointing. Hostless AND music-less?
To quote Kendrick: Damn. https://t.co/BEXOy7JCId
— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) January 25, 2019
According to Variety, “Shallow” and “All The Stars,” which are the two biggest hits from the Best Original Song nominees, are the only tracks being performed this year. The Academy, on the other hand, has stated that there have been no official decisions made on song performances yet.