Céline & Oscar, together again

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The rumours are true: Céline Dion will sing at this year's Academy Awards, or Oscars. She will perform as part of a tribute to Italian composer Ennio Morricone

Céline Dion and Oscar once again. For the sixth time she will sing during the live broadcast from Hollywood. However instead of singing a song nominated for the Best Original Song from a Motion Picture category, she will sing as part of the Lifetime Achievement Award to Italian film composer Ennio Morricone. Celine will sing new lyrics to one of Morricone's most famous scores: the music from Once upon a time in america.

Céline first sang at the 1992 Oscars with Peabo Bryson: the theme from Beauty and the beast won the Oscar, though the award goes to the composer and lyricist rather than the singer. In 1997 she performed Because you loved me, the theme from Up close and personal (it did not win) and I finally found someone (the theme from The mirror has two faces), because Barbra Streisand was suddenly ill. Céline performed My heart will go on, the theme from Titanic at the 1998 Oscars- it too won the Oscar. Finally she and Andrea Bocelli sang The prayer from Quest for Camelot, which also did not win.

Canadian Céline Dion won the 1988 Eurovision Song Contest for Switzerland singing Ne partez pas sans moi.

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