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Musical stars to sing for Oscar at awards show

This combination of photos shows (from left) Randy Newman, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Elton John, and Chrissy Metz who will perform nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9.
This combination of photos shows (from left) Randy Newman, Cynthia Erivo, Idina Menzel, Elton John, and Chrissy Metz who will perform nominated songs at the 92nd Oscars on Feb. 9.ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Oscars are coming up, on Feb. 9 on ABC. There is no host again this year, but, as usual, there will be performances of the Oscar-nominated original songs.

Who’s going to get up and sing and try to impress an impatient audience that’s waiting for the big prize announcements? Randy Newman is going to perform his song from “Toy Story 4,” called “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away.” Elton John is going sing “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman.” Chrissy Metz, from “This Is Us,” is going to sing “I’m Standing With You” from “Breakthrough.” Idina Menzel and Norwegian singer Aurora are performing “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen 2.”

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And Cynthia Erivo, a nominee for best actress, and the star of HBO’s “The Outsider,” will perform “Stand Up” from “Harriet.” She co-wrote the song with Joshua Brian Campbell.



Matthew Gilbert can be reached at matthew.gilbert@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.