Josh Groban and Beyonce Knowles will be the odd couple at The Oscars this year (27FEB05) after agreeing to perform nominated song BELIEVE together at the glitzy awards show.

According to Billboard.COM, the pair will duet on the GLEN BALLARD and Alan Silvestri tune, which featured in TOM HANKS' Christmas film THE POLAR EXPRESS.

Groban performed the song solo on the film's soundtrack.

Actress Minnie Driver and Counting Crows are also expected to be announced as Oscars performers.

Driver sang Andrew Lloyd Webber's LEARN TO BE LONELY for the soundtrack of Phantom Of The Opera and rockers Counting Crows are nominated for their ACCIDENTALLY IN LOVE tune from the Shrek 2 soundtrack.

The other tunes nominated for Best Original Song are AL OTRO LADO DEL REY from The Motorcycle Diaries and VOIS SUR TON CHEMIN (LOOK TO YOUR PATH) from The Chorus.

09/02/2005 21:36