Janelle Monae performs at the SalesForce stage during the Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, Sunday, September 16, 2018. (ALYSSA POINTER/ALYSSA.POINTER@AJC.COM)

Oscars 2020 performers: Janelle Monae, Elton John, Idina Menzel and more

Add Janelle Monáe to the performance lineup of this year’s Academy Awards.

No word on what the sometime-Atlantan will take the stage for, but she starred with Cynthia Erivo in “Harriett.” The acclaimed Erivo is nominated for best actress for “Harriet” as well as best original song for the film’s “Stand Up,” which she will sing at the ceremony.

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Other best original song nominees and performers are Randy Newman (“I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” - written by Newman - from “Toy Story 4”); Elton John (“[I’m Gonna] Love Me Again” - written by John and Bernie Taupin - from “Rocketman”); Chrissy Metz (“I’m Standing With You” – written by Diane Warren - from “Breakthrough”); and Idina Menzel and Aurora (“Into the Unknown” – written by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez – from “Frozen II”). 

Billie Eilishrecently showered with Grammy Awards and tapped to record the theme for the upcoming James Bond movie “No Time to Die,” will also present a special performance, as will The Roots’ Questlove.

The Oscars air at 8 p.m. Feb. 9 on ABC.

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Melissa Ruggieri
Melissa Ruggieri
Atlanta Journal-Constitution staff writer Melissa Ruggieri covers music and entertainment news for the AJC. She remembers when MTV was awesome.  
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