Sebastián Yatra will sing at the Oscars | shows

THE ANGELS- Sebastián Yatra will sing at the Oscar awards ceremony, the producers of the show announced.

The Colombian singer will perform “Dos oruguitas” by Lin-Manuel Miranda, part of the soundtrack of the animated film “Encanto”. This is the first song in Spanish nominated since “Al otro lado del río” from “The Motorcycle Diaries” earned Uruguayan Jorge Drexler the Academy Award in 2005.

“I’m going to sing ‘Dos oruguitas’ representing my country, Colombia, and having this great opportunity to represent our language, Spanish. I couldn’t be more excited, grateful,” Yatra said in a video posted shortly after the announcement on his Instagram account. “I have nerves, I feel many things, but more than anything that, gratitude to life for what is happening”.

Beyoncé and Billie Eilish are among the nominees for best original song to perform at Sunday’s gala.

Beyoncé will perform the nominated “Be Alive” from “King Richard” (“King Richard: A Winning Family”), and Eilish and her brother and co-writer Finneas “No Time To Die” (“No time to die”) from the homonymous film of James Bond.

Reba McEntire will sing “Somehow You Do”, composed by Diane Warren for the movie “Four Good Days” (“4 days”).

Van Morrison, who wrote and sings the nominated song “Down to Joy” from “Belfast,” will not be able to attend the ceremony because he is on tour. The song will not be performed at the gala.

The Academy Award for best original song goes to the composer, not the artist who performs it, and whoever wins this year will get their first Oscar.

That includes 28-time Grammy winner Beyoncé, who wrote “Be Alive” with Dixson.

Warren received her 13th nomination this year, but has yet to win an Oscar.

If “Dos Oruguitas” wins, Miranda will join the exclusive “EGOT” club, as Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners are known. The song was selected as the Oscar nominee for “Encanto” before another from the Disney film “We Don’t Talk About Bruno,” also written by Miranda, became in a hit.

The Oscars return to Hollywood’s Dolby Theater after the pandemic moved the show to Union Station for a smaller, more intimate ceremony last year.

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