After some speculation, it has been confirmed that three time Grammy Award winner, Tim McGraw is to step in for Glen Campbell on Oscar night.
McGraw will perform “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me. The song comes from the documentary and Campbell co-wrote it with Julian Raymond. The song is a love song that looks at the memory loss that comes with Alzheimer’s disease. Campbell will not be attending the Oscars as his Alzheimer’s has progressed.
McGraw joins Rita Ora, Adam Levine, John Legend and Common who are all set to perform the other Best Original Songs.
Ora will perform “Grateful” from Beyond The Lights. The song was penned by Diane Warren and is her seventh Oscar nomination.
— Rita Ora (@RitaOra) January 28, 2015
The announcement follows news that Adam Levine will make his Oscars debut performing “Lost Stars”. The song from the film, Begin Again is nominated for Best Original Song and was written by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois.
Legend and Common will perform “Glory” from Selma.
— John Legend (@johnlegend) January 27, 2015
The remaining nominated song is, “Everything Is Awesome” from The Lego Movie.
The Oscars will be televised on February 22 and Neil Patrick Harris will host. Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez who wrote the Oscar winning Let It Go will compose a song for Harris to perform on Oscar night.
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