AR Rahman, Florence Welsch and Gwyneth Paltrow perform the last two tracks nominated in the Best Song categories. The first one is “If I Rise” is from the film “127 Hours,” Music by A.R. Rahman. Lyric by Dido and Rollo Armstrong.
The second track is called “Coming Home” from “Country Strong,” Music and Lyric by Tom Douglas, Troy Verges and Hillary Lindsey. Nice Gwyneth!
Jennifer Hudson then presents the award for Best Original song to Randy Newman for “We Belong Together” from “Toy Story 3,”
“I’m very grateful and surprised. My odds aren’t great. I’ve been nominated twenty times, and won twice.”
At the weekend Slumdog Millionaire cleaned up at the Academy Awards, winning eight out of its ten nominations. One of the categories the film won was the Best Song category for the song by AR Rahman called “Jai Ho”. Now get this the song has now been covered by The Pussycat Dolls and while you might think it sounds strange, it’s actually really cool!! Listen to the song here