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Norah Jones to Perform Nominated Song from 'Ted' at the Oscars, with Lyrics by Host Seth MacFarlane

Photo of Beth Hanna By Beth Hanna | Thompson on Hollywood January 28, 2013 at 12:40PM

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the comedy "Ted" at the Oscars on February 24. The song is nominated for Best Original Song, and features lyrics by host Seth MacFarlane, who wrote, directed and voice-acted in "Ted."
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Norah Jones
Norah Jones

Singer-songwriter Norah Jones will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the comedy "Ted" at the Oscars on February 24. The song is nominated for Best Original Song, and features lyrics by host Seth MacFarlane, who wrote, directed and voice-acted in "Ted."

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron stated, "We are big admirers of Norah's singing and she will help celebrate the unique circumstance of having an Oscar host who is also nominated for Best Original Song."

This is Jones' first time performing at the Oscars.

As previously announced, Adele will also be performing at the Academy Awards, singing the Oscar-nominated "Skyfall" theme live for the first time ever.

This article is related to: Awards, Academy Awards, Awards, Norah Jones, Best Original Song


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.