The Academy Awards organizers have given a thumbs down to James Franco’s rendition of Cher’s You The Haven't Seen the Last of Me from Burlesque, reports aceshowbiz.com. The song was to be a part of the live telecast of the show on February 27, but it seems the actor’s version of the song did not impress.
James Franco, who is to co-host the show with Anne Hathaway, shared the news with his followers on Twitter, They pulled this from the Oscar show. damn it. He joined Twitter recently on February 19.
Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, A R Rehman and Florence Welch are tapped to sing this year's Best Original Song nominations. Rehman and Welch will perform “If I rise” from 127Hours. Moore will team up with actor-director Zachary Levi and composer Alan Menken to perform for the best song nominee I See the Light from their animated film Tangled, while Paltrow will sing Coming Home from Country Strong, and Randy Newman will sing his Toy Story 3 tune We Belong Together.
Russell Brand and Scarlett Johansson will join Hugh Jackman, Sandra Bullock, Jeff Bridges, Oprah Winfrey, Halle Berry and Marisa Tomei as presenters.
You Haven't Seen the Last of Me is written by Diane Warren. But it missed a nomination at the Oscars, though it won the Golden Globe for best song. Cher has tweeted her displeasure at the miss, We didn't get a nomination 4 best song! That sucks! Diane's song is so beautiful! It's hard to understand how u win the Golden Globe 4 Best Song & not even get nominated by the Oscars?
Cher was also worried that the song may have had a better chance if she had not sung it.