In a story from The Hollywood Reporter, Leslie Unger, a spokeswoman for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, stated Wednesday that the artists behind the year's five nominated songs are not going to perform during the Oscar telecast.

The nominated songs are going to be showcased with clips from the films that featured them.

Nominated for an Oscar in the original song category are Randy Newman's "Almost There" and "Down in New Orleans" from The Princess and the Frog, "+" from Paris 36 by Reinhardt Wagner and Frank Thomas, Maury Yeston's "Take It All" from Nine and "The Weary Kind (Theme from Crazy Heart)" from Crazy Heart by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.

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The Academy Awards are going to be presented March 7 at the Kodak Theatre and broadcast live on ABC.

Evan Jacobs at Movieweb
Evan Jacobs