Just like Emma Stone, “La La Land” star Ryan Gosling made it clear to us during a recent interview (watch above) that he has no intention of performing his nominated song “City of Stars” at the Oscars on February 26. We recently asked who should take Stone’s place to sing “Audition,” and now it’s Gosling’s turn. While there’s still time for him to change his mind (and he should), let’s give Oscarcast producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd some male crooners to consider.
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Our eight picks are:
Tony Bennett: His last stint on the main telecast was in 1987, where he crooned “Life in a Looking Glass” from “That’s Life.” Since then, the legend performed at the 2012 Governors Ball.
Justin Bieber: He’s never performed at the Oscars, and he’d surely draw in ratings from fans (plus viewers curious to see what kind of shenanigans he might pull).
Michael Buble: He likewise has never performed at the Oscars, but would be a good fit for this jazzy tune.
Harry Connick Jr.: This contemporary crooner would be another new face on the Oscar telecast.
Josh Groban: He did a dut with Beyonce on “Believe” from “The Polar Express” at the 2005 ceremony.
John Legend: He and Common brought down the house when they performed their Oscar-winning ballad “Glory” from “Selma” at the 2015 ceremony. Plus, he plays a prominent role in “La La Land,” so it’s a natural choice.
Adam Levine: The Maroon 5 star and “Voice” judge sang “Lost Stars” from “Begin Again” at the 2015 ceremony.
Bruno Mars: He’s been a frequent onstage presence at the Grammys and is one of the most popular singers alive, so why not the Oscars?
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