Oscars will feature all five best song nominees

CREDIT Kevin Winter  Getty Images

CREDIT Kevin Winter Getty Images

The plan received enough backlash that the Motion Picture Academy changed their mind.

The Oscar-nominated songs "I'll Fight" from "RBG" and "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from "Mary Poppins Returns" will be performed during the upcoming Oscars ceremony after all.

Sources have said that the Best Song nominees had talked amongst themselves last week, and some of them agreed to a pact of solidarity, meaning that either all the songs would be performed or none of them would. On Thursday, the Academy tweeted that "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns and "I'll Fight" from RBG would be performed, and Varietysubsequently reported all the songs were now being let on the show.

It is yet to be confirmed whether Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform Shallow and Kendrick Lamar and SZA will sing All the Stars during the show on 24 February.

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Those tweets were followed up by a new report from Variety (the same outlet who first broke the news about the scaled-back showcase), which says that the Oscars will now feature all five nominees.

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Deadline reports, "either Lady Gaga herself, or her reps, made it clear she felt it was completely unfair to eliminated the three songs - nearly like the Academy producers were forecasting who they thought would win - and that she wouldn't perform if a change wasn't made".

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