It's been almost 12 years since Gwyneth Paltrow took to the stage of the Academy Awards as the Best Actress winner for her work in "Shakespeare in Love." Now, Paltrow will return to the Oscar stage once again, only this time, not as a nominee or presenter, rather, as something she's been a lot more of these days — a performer.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Paltrow will perform the Best Original Song nominee "Coming Home" (with music and lyrics by nominees Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey) from her movie "Country Strong" during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday, February 27.
Paltrow has already sung songs from the flick elsewhere, including a live performance of "Country Strong" at the Country Music Awards. It will be the second time this month the star will perform during a live awards ceremony, as she and Cee Lo Green will hit the Grammy stage together, to sing his nominated smash "Forget You," which she memorably covered on Glee."
Still, Paltrow won't be the only actor/singer to take the stage during the broadcast. Mandy Moore will join her co-star Zachary Levi for a live rendition of Alan Menken (a previous Best Original Song winner) and Glenn Slater's nominated "I See the Light” from their animated film "Tangled."
Joining them on the Oscar performance line-up is Florence Welch of Florence + the Machine, who had a huge surge this year thanks to their hit "Dog Days Are Over." Welch will help Oscar-winner A.R. Rahman with "If I Rise," the nominated song from "127 Hours." In fact the song has another famous name attached to it, Dido, who helped pen the lyrics along with Rollo Armstrong.
Are you excited with this year's lineup of live performers for the Oscars? Tell us what you think in the comments section and on Twitter!