Oscar host Seth MacFarlane to perform show-closing number with Kristin Chenoweth
It’s a bit rare, though not exactly unheard of, for the Academy Awards to end on a musical number. The 85th Academy Awards will be a return to form, in that regard, as apparently it’s not over til the blonde lady sings…with the host.
The Academy has announced that Kristin Chenoweth and host Seth MacFarlane will perform a special musical performance at Sunday’s ceremony that is sure to stop the show — since it inaugurates the end of the show.
“After the best picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number and we think it will be a ‘can’t miss’ moment,” said Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement.
Now I’m even more disappointed they couldn’t get Neil Patrick Harris to host. But I will say, Seth MacFarlane does have a terrific voice.