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Norah Jones Will Perform 'Ted' Song at Oscars

'Everybody Needs a Best Friend' is up for Best Original Song

Norah Jones
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January 28, 2013 9:55 AM ET

Seth MacFarlane's go at the Oscars only gets sweeter, now that Norah Jones is set to sing the song they co-wrote for Ted. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jones will perform "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" at the ceremony, where the tune is up for Best Original Song against Adele's title track from Skyfall and selections from Life of Pi, Les Misérables and Chasing Ice. Adele is also set to perform "Skyfall" at the Oscars.

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"I had such a great time recording this song with Seth, and was thrilled to find out that it was nominated for an Oscar," Jones said in a statement. "Getting to perform it at such a prestigious event, which my friend is hosting, is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Jones released her fifth album, Little Broken Hearts, last April, and mourned the death of her father, Ravi Shankar, in December. This will be her first Oscars performance. The Academy Awards will air on February 24th.

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