The nominees have been unveiled early before, and now its time to announce the musical performers for the forthcoming 79th Academy Awards show. Telecast producer Laura Ziskin has announced the names booked to perform during the awards show.
Among the many names mentioned, there are the likes of Beyonce Knowles, Jennifer Hudson, Anika Noni Rose, and Keith Robinson. As of Beyonce, the R&B goddess is set to perform "Listen", one of the three Original Song nominees from the musical "Dreamgirls." Hudson, additionally, will be singing "Love You I Do", while Rose, Robinson and other cast mates performing "Patience".
Besides them all, there will also Melissa Etheridge who's been slated to sing "I Need to Wake Up" from the documentary feature "An Inconvenient Truth." The other performer is Randy Newman who, along with singer-guitarist James Taylor, will perform his nominated song "Our Town" from the animated feature "Cars".
This year Academy Awards will be presented on Sunday, February 25 at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center. The event will be televised live by the ABC Television Network at 5 p.m. PST (8 p.m. EST).