Beyonce and Billie Eilish have been confirmed as part of the musical line-up at this year’s Oscars.
The award-winning artists will be nominated for Best Original Song for their work on King Richard and No Time To Die respectively at the 94th annual awards ceremony on Sunday.
Beyonce is nominated for Be Alive, which stars in the biopic starring Richard Williams – father of tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams – and Will Smith in the title role.
Her performance will reportedly be broadcast from a tennis court in Compton where world-class players used to train.
Eilish is nominated alongside her brother Finneas O’Connell for No Time To Die, the theme song from the latest installment in the James Bond franchise.
The sibling duo have already racked up multiple wins for the song and are also scheduled to perform at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards next week.
Both Beyonce and Eilish will perform the songs they are nominated for, as will Reba McEntire and Sebastian Yatra.
Yatra will sing Lin Manuel Miranda’s Dos Oruguitas from Encanto and McEntire will perform Diane Warren’s Somehow You Do from Four Good Days.
Van Morrison, nominated for Best Song for Belfast’s Down To Joy, has also been invited to perform but is unable to attend the Oscars due to his touring schedule.
As a result, the song will not be played at the ceremony, according to show producers Will Packer and Shayla Cowan.
Numerous big names have been named to present duties for the industry’s biggest night.
Stephanie Beatriz, DJ Khaled, Elliot Page, Jennifer Garner, comedian Bill Murray and skateboarder Tony Hawk were among those recently announced.
The list also includes Mila Kunis, John Travolta, Daniel Kaluuya and Wesley Snipes, as well as Zoe Kravitz, Lady Gaga, Lily James, Uma Thurman and Rami Malek.
Anthony Hopkins, who won Best Actor last year, will also appear at the ceremony, which will take place on March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles.
Oscar voting officially ended at midnight UK time on Tuesday.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/beyonce-and-billie-eilish-confirmed-to-perform-as-part-of-oscars-musical-line-up-41477223.html Beyonce and Billie Eilish confirmed their appearance in the Oscars musical line-up