Beyonce and Billy Elish will perform at the Oscars on Sunday evening. Still, organizers announced Tuesday that Van Morrison, notorious for his responsibility for vaccinating against the coronavirus, will not be at the party where he was invited.
Along with Lin Manuel Miranda and Diane Warren, the trio is vying for the best song for the 94th edition of the Oscars. And artwork will also be presented at the event.
The Queen of Pop Beyonce wrote a live song for the film King Richard about the rise of tennis champions Serena and Venus Williams, in which actor Will Smith is playing the role of their coaching father.
According to the exclusive magazine Variety, Starr will perform her title live from the Compton Tennis Courts, a remote neighborhood on the outskirts of Los Angeles, where the Williams sisters made their debut. When asked by AFP to confirm the information, the organizers did not respond Tuesday evening.
Billy Elish and his brother Finneas will play No Time to Die, a tube specially made for the latest James Bond.
Like his rivals, Van Morrison, who wrote the song Down to Joy for Kenneth Branagh’s film Belfast, was invited to perform at the Oscar evening. But organizers said he would not be able to attend the Oscars because of his concert dates.
The 76-year-old singer will perform in England in late March before arriving in the United States next month to continue his tour.
Van Morrison has in the past been vocal in his criticism – and in music with three songs protesting the imprisonment – of his opposition to sanitary sanctions linked to epidemic diseases and the obligation to vaccinate against COVID-19.
Positions that could jeopardize some people’s participation in the Oscar evening.
The contestants, guests, and journalists at the event need to be vaccinated. However, actors and presenters will be allowed to go on stage without proof of vaccination, provided they pass a rigorous series of tests.
Sebastian Yatra Dos Oruguitas will be performing a song adapted from Disney’s tardily animated film, Encanto, led by star Lynn Manuel Miranda.
Diane Warren’s song was written for the movie Somehow You Do for Good Days and will be performed by Reba McEntire. Diane Warren is an Oscar winner with 13 nominations to her credit but has never won a Golden statuette.