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.
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 Eilish, recently 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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