Entertainment Oscars 2021: Best Original Songs to Be Performed During Pre-Show Special
Taylor Swift's new version of Fearless reaches No. 1 on US Apple chart
The updated version to her sophomore LP had a lot to live up to considering the original would garner the singer-songwriter her very first Grammy win for Album Of The Year. Fearless is the first of six albums that she plans to re-record and release as a way to regain creative control of her music following the sale of her past catalog 'without her knowledge.' © Provided by Daily Mail Top spot: Taylor Swift's re-recorded version of her 2008 album Fearless has already hit No.
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It was announced on Friday by producers Jesse Collins, Stacey Sher and Steven Soderbergh that the best original songs will be performed during a pre-show special, Oscars: Into the Spotlight.
Celeste,., ., Laura Pausini, Daniel Pemberton, Molly Sandén and Diane Warren will perform the five in their entirety ahead of the 93rd Oscars. One performance will be recorded in Húsavík, Iceland, and four at the Dolby Family Terrace of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles.
Pete Waterman blasts Taylor Swift by saying Scooter Braun 'made her'
The record producer, 74, spoke out against the singer, 31, during an interview on Times Radio on Wednesday.The record producer, 74, spoke out against the singer, 31, during an interview on Times Radio on Wednesday, saying he 'feels sorry for' musicians who aren't able to do what she did by simply re-recording her 2008 hit album.
"We’ve come up with some serious pre-game and post-game action to enhance our main event,” said Collins, Sher and Soderbergh. "Our suggestion is just tune in for the whole shebang, otherwise you’ll miss something really unexpected and fun."
Into the Spotlight will be a 90-minute celebration hosted by Hamilton's Ariana DeBose and Bad Trip star Lil Rel Howery. The special "will highlight the nominees’ journey to Hollywood’s biggest night, give fans around the world the ultimate insiders’ sneak peek into the party and for the first time bring Oscar music to the festivities," per the press release. DJ Tara will also make a special appearance.
Additionally, after the Oscars wrap this year, ABC will air a live after-party titled Oscars: After Dark. It will be hosted by Colman Domingo and Andrew Rannells, with interviews by film critic Elvis Mitchell.
Keith Urban shares how Taylor Swift contacted him about Fearless album
In the interview set to air Thursday, the country music star revealed in a remote interview with the daytime chat show host that he'd listened to the music while sitting in a food court.And Keith Urban shared with Ellen DeGeneres how he was Christmas shopping when the pop superstar contacted him about collaborating on the songs.
Both specials are executive-produced by Michael Antinoro and David Chamberlin, alongside producers Collins, Sher and Soderbergh.
ET spoke with Director Glenn Weiss, who's helming this year's event, about, and still keep people safe during the in-person ceremony. ET learned back in March that producers were instead of a virtual hybrid.
"I think to a certain degree we all have gotten a little bit of Zoom fatigue,". "As a result of that, we really wanted to bring a celebration without distraction. We wanted to bring something where people at home are a part of it and are experiencing this room in a same way."
"We just really just wanna focus on honoring this industry and honoring the craftspeople in this industry," Weiss continued, adding that he felt that a human presence will elevate the ceremony, and the experiences of those in attendance and those on stage.
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The 2021 Oscars air live on Sunday, April 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on ABC. In the meantime, stay tuned tofor .
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Taylor Swift breaks chart record set by The Beatles .
Taylor Swift has broken a chart record set by The Beatles after her re-released version of 'Fearless' took the number one spot in the Official Albums Chart. © Bang Showbiz Taylor Swift (c) Official Charts The 31-year-old singer scored her third chart-topping album in just 259 days for 'Fearless (Taylor’s Version) ', after the success of 'Folklore' (July 31) and 'Evermore' (December 18), meaning she now holds the record for the fastest accumulation of three Number 1 albums in the UK chart.