Son Lux, Stephanie Hsu, and David Byrne are among the March 12 Oscar performers. The group will perform the song “This Is A Life” from the evening’s most nominated movie, “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”
The lyrics and melody for “This Is A Life” were written by Ryan Lott, Byrne, and Mitski. Byrne is the band’s creator, lead vocalist, and pianist. He won an Oscar for the music he composed with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Cong Su for “The Last Emperor” in 1987.
Hsu was nominated for supporting performer in “Everything Everywhere All at Once.” Her other credits include “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” “Poker Face,” with Natasha Lyonne, “American Born Chinese,” on Disney+, and “The Fall Guy,” starring Ryan Gosling.
Lott, Ian Chang, and Rafiq Bhatia make up Son Lux. The band’s song “Everything Everywhere All at Once” garnered them a nod for original music.
“Applause” from “Tell It Like a Woman” will be performed by Sofia Carson and Diane Warren. This song was the second to be submitted following Rihanna’s “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” performance.
Warren earned his 14th Oscars nomination for “Applause,” following top-charting songs like “I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” from “Armageddon” (1998) and “Because You Loved Me” from “Up Close and Personal.” (1996). She never succeeds. Cher presented Warren with an Honorary Oscar at the 2022 Governors Awards.
Carson released her multiplatinum début record under her own name in 2022. For “Purple Hearts,” “Songbird,” “Feel the Beat,” the “Descendants” series, and “Carry On,” she executive produced, composed, and performed the music.
At the Society of Composers and Lyricists Awards, Warren defeated Lady Gaga and Rihanna to win best original song.
New talent will be revealed by Oscars producers in the coming weeks. Additionally nominated are “Hold My Hand” from “Top Gun: Maverick” (Lady Gaga and Bloodpop) and “Naatu Naatu” from “RRR.” (Kala Bhairava, M. M. Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj).
On Sunday, March 12, at the Dolby Theatre at Ovation Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel will emcee the 95th Academy Awards, which will be broadcast live on ABC and in more than 200 other nations. Molly McNearney, Glenn Weiss, and Ricky Kirshner are the executive coordinators and showrunners for the event this year.