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Monday February 22, 2010 2:11 pm

No Best Song Performances at the Academy Awards




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Music, Awards,


If you’ve ever found yourself tuning out during the ritual musical performances, this announcement may come as good news to you: next month’s telecast won’t be featuring any.

To be clear - I should, of course, say the Best Song nominees won’t be performing any. I wouldn’t be surprised if co-producer threw a musical montage into the broadcast somewhere.

While I can’t say I would entirely miss that portion of the program, it saddens me to think that beautiful songs like “Falling Slowly” (Once) might not get the attention they deserve. And where else could you possibly see “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” performed before a sea of tuxedos?

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So which songs will you be missing from the 2010 ceremony then? “The Weary Kind” co-written by Ryan Bingham (seen above) for ; “Take It All” from Nine; “Loin de Paname” from Paris 36; and “Down in New Orleans” and “Almost There”—both from The Princess and the Frog.

What do you think of the producers’ decision? Are you glad they are filtering out the fluff? Or do you believe they should keep with tradition?

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