The Big Game may be this Sunday, but for movie fans, our Big Game is the Oscars on February 24. Like football fans, we make follow the stars all season long, watching every moment of every play, meticulously laboring over lists and stats. And that just covers the nominees.
Norah Jones will be performing "Everybody Needs A Best Friend" from "Ted", the comedy blockbuster of 2012 starring Mark Wahlberg and Oscar host Seth MacFarlane as his foul-mouthed teddy bear best friend. Norah Jones worked on the soundtrack with Macfarlane, and had a cameo in the film as well, in a very memorable scene.
Adele will be performing "Skyfall", the nominated Bond theme song from the movie of the same name. The song, written by Adele and Paul Epworth, is the first Bond theme ever to debut in Billboard's Top 10 and the first to be nominated for an Oscar since "For Your Eyes Only" in 1981. This will also be the first time Adele has ever performed "Skyfall" live.
Barbra Streisand will be performing a yet to be named song, but producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron say it will be a "very special performance". This will be the second time that Babs has performed at the Oscars, the last time being 36 years ago when she performed her nominated song "Evergreen" from "A Star is Born".
Performers for the remaining Best Original Song nominees have yet to be announced.