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Oscars 2016: Two Original Song Performances Not Happening

Oscars 2016: Two Original Song Performances Not Happening

Two of the nominees in the Best Original Song category will not be showcased with performances at the 2016 Academy Awards later this month.

The two songs not getting airtime will be “Manta Ray,” performed by singer-songwriter J. Ralph and co-written by Antony Hegarty for the documentary Racing Extinction, and “Simple Song #3,” performed by Sumi Jo and written by composer David Lang for the movie Youth.

The reason for the exclusion from the broadcast is because of “time constraints,” according to Variety.

Lady Gaga, Sam Smith, and The Weeknd will all get to perform their nominated songs during the broadcast. Foo FightersDave Grohl will also be giving a special performance during the show.

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Posted to: 2016 Oscars, J. Ralph, Sumi Jo

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  • FrenchGirl

    Time constraints? BS.They are not enough famous according to the Oscars producers.
    Now the winners can’t thank anymore .

  • John

    So lame.

  • jane

    they are not attractive enough either if those photos are anything to judge by

  • Ulysses Joyce

    Jane do you have to be such a ……..

  • jane

    why get offended by the truth? it’s not mean to be honest.

  • Zell

    I admit that’s not a great picture of Sumi Jo, but the woman is in her 50′s and is still quite lovely. Do a google image search or, better yet, watch a YouTube video before you run your mouth.