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Oscar Night Song Performers: Paltrow, Menken, Moore, Newman, Rahman

Thompson on Hollywood By Sophia Savage | Thompson on Hollywood February 4, 2011 at 7:29AM

The original song performers at the 83rd Academy Awards include Gwyneth Paltrow, Zachary Levi, Alan Menken, Mandy Moore, Randy Newman, A.R. Rahman and Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch. Paltrow will sing "Coming Home" from Country Strong, A. R Rahman and Welch will perform "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, Menken will join Moore and Levi to perform "I See the Light" from Tangled and Newman will perform Toy Story 3's "We Belong Together."
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The original song performers at the 83rd Academy Awards include Gwyneth Paltrow, Zachary Levi, Alan Menken, Mandy Moore, Randy Newman, A.R. Rahman and Florence + The Machine's Florence Welch. Paltrow will sing "Coming Home" from Country Strong, A. R Rahman and Welch will perform "If I Rise" from 127 Hours, Menken will join Moore and Levi to perform "I See the Light" from Tangled and Newman will perform Toy Story 3's "We Belong Together."

Here's Paltrow at the Country Music Awards:

This article is related to: Awards, Genres, Headliners, Oscars, Musical


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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.