Reminder: Zachary Levi to Sing at the Oscars Tonight

Set those DVRs so you don’t miss our own Zachary Levi performing live at the Oscars tonight! He’ll be singing the Oscar-nominated song “I See the Light” from Tangled with his co-star Mandy Moore, accompanied by Alan Menken. The LA Times was on the scene for rehearsals on Friday:

Hollywood’s Kodak Theater was humming Friday afternoon as Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore, Alan Menken, Zachary Levi, Florence Welch, A.R. Rahman, Celine Dion and the kids from Staten Island’s Public School 22 rehearsed their musical performances for Oscar night.

“Did we win already?” Levi said, smiling out at a crowd of enthusiastically clapping seat fillers after he, Menken and Moore finished a run-through of “I See the Light,” their nominated song from “Tangled.”

It was a day for anticipating logistical challenges: “Will you be able to do those stairs in your heels?” one of Moore’s handlers asked the singer-actress as she maneuvered through the Kodak’s byzantine backstage area in rehearsal-day flats. “Um… yeah,” Moore said, sounding not 100% sure. In the downtime between setups, Levi trilled through some vocal exercises and eight-time Oscar winner Menken snapped photos from his spot at the piano.

The Oscars air on ABC tonight, with red carpet coverage beginning in the early afternoon at various outlets.

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9 comments

  1. Nervous for him.

  2. Unfortunately I can’t watch it D= (*hopes it will be put up somewhere*)

  3. it wont air in ireland until monday night, Eeeeeeeep!!! i cant wait!!!!!! lol only problem is, is that it starts a 9:00pm here nd it goes on 4 ages nd im guna need to be up bright and early tuesday morning at 6:00 to watch chuck XD its guna be a long tiresome week!!

  4. Yes! Definitely waiting for their presentation and I’m sure it’ll be a blast with the kids in chorus. ☺

  5. I just saw him! He was A-MAZING!!! But that’s just coming from the biggest fan ever! 🙂

  6. i didnt realize he was singing and was flipping through the channels and landed on the academy awards just as mandy moore walked onto stage! SOOOOO glad i changed channels when I did. I love his singing voice. I wish he would make an album…i would be the first to buy 🙂

  7. He has an absolutely beautiful voice, and I KNEW he’d do a great job, but did anyone else who saw it feel like the orchestra was just a little TOO loud? I feel like he had to compete to be heard. That’s a bummer…..maybe it was just the mix for tv. Ugh!

    Anyway, it didn’t stop Zac from sounding amazing! Congrats to him for being awesome!