Oscars cut James Franco ‘performance’ of snubbed Cher tune

James Franco is many things — actor, writer, director, artist — but as the audio clip below bears out, he is most definitely not a singer. The co-host of the upcoming Oscars posted his ear-splitting rendition of “You Haven’t Seen the Last of Me,” a power ballad belted out by Cher in her comeback picture “Burlesque” to his new Twitter account.

As Franco wrote in his tweet, “They pulled this from the Oscar show. Damn it.” Most likely, this is all meant in jest as the tune, penned by six-time Oscar also-ran Diane Warren, was snubbed in the Best Song race. Of the 41 songs submitted for consideration at this year’s Academy Awards, only four made the final cut: “Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” “I See the Light” from “Tangled,” “If I Rise” from “127 Hours” and “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3.”

Cher took to Twitter to express her dismay at the snub. First, she tweeted: “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.” Then came: “The Golden Globe 4 BEST SONG & not even get nominated by the OSCARS? Oh well it is..what it is ,,,,the sun is still shining !” Finally, she wrote: “maybe she would have had a better chance if someone else was singing it ?!! IT JUST CANT B HER SONG I”

Take a listen and decide for yourself the merits of the song and the singer.

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