Beyoncé and Billie Eilish will perform at the Oscars in 2022.
The show's producers confirmed Tuesday that Beyoncé, Billie Eilish, and other best original song candidates will perform at the Oscars on Sunday. Eilish and her brother and co-writer Finneas will play No Time To Die from the James Bond film of the same name, while Beyoncé will perform her nominated song "Be Alive" from King Richard. Sebastián Yatra will play "Dos Oruguitas," a nominated song from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Encanto. Reba McEntire will perform the song "Somehow You Do" from the film Four Good Days, written by Diane Warren. .
Due to his busy travelling schedule, Van Morrison, who penned and sang the nominated song "Down to Joy" from Belfast, will be unable to attend the concert. There will be no performance of the song.
The songwriter of the original song receives the Academy Award, not the performer who performs it, and whoever wins this year will receive their first Oscar. Beyoncé, a 28-time Grammy winner, collaborated with Dixson on the song "Be Alive." Warren was nominated for the 13th time this year, but she has yet to win.
If "Dos Oruguitas" wins, Miranda will enter the exclusive "EGOT" club of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony award winners. Before another Miranda-penned song from the Disney film, "We Don't Talk About Bruno," became a big hit, the song was chosen as Encanto's Oscar nomination.
After being moved to Union Station for a smaller, more intimate celebration last year due to the pandemic, the Oscars are returning to Hollywood's Dolby Theatre.