Kendrick Lamar, SZA Won’t Perform at Oscars

Kendrick Lamar and SZA (Credit: Shutterstock)

Viewers won’t get a chance to see Kendrick Lamar and SZA perform All the Stars tonight at the Academy Awards, even though the single from the Black Panther soundtrack is nominated for best original song.

The two had originally been scheduled to perform, but will no longer take the stage because of “logistics and timing,” a source told The Associated Press.

SZA and Lamar are still expected to attend the show, although the rapper skipped the Grammy Awards earlier this month.

All of the other songs competing for the award will be performed at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper scheduled to sing Shallow from A Star Is Born. Bette Midler will perform The Place Where Lost Things Go from Mary Poppins ReturnsI’ll Fight from the Ruth Bader Ginsburg documentary RBG and When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings from The Ballad of Buster Scruggs will also be performed.

According to published reports, Queen and Adam Lambert will take the stage during the ceremony, with the band’s Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, nominated for several awards.

The 91st Academy Awards will air at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT live on ABC from the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland. The network is also making the ceremony available on ABC.com and via the ABC app.

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