Oscars 2013: Stars prepare for musical extravaganza


Adele, Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman and other stars are to perform a homage to the past decade, taking on movies best show tunes.

In an attempt not to following in the footsteps of Beyonce’s miming scandal, the show producer have insisted that they will sing live and won’t cheat by miming.

“They’re all singing live  as far as I understand”, declared Cameron Mackintosh one of the producers of the Les Miserables movie.

Cast members from the picture  such as Hathaway ,Jackman, Helena Bonham Carter, Russell Crow, Eddie Redmayne, Samantha Barks , Amanda Seyfried  and Sacha Baron Cohen all sang live  at rehearsals for  a musical segment that celebrated movie musicals of the last decade such as Dreamgirls and Chicago.

Organisers are desperate to avoid what they term a “Beyonce shambles” – a reference to Beyonce’s  performance at President Obama’s inauguration where the singer was found to have  lip-synched to the national anthem of the United States  of America.

Catherine Zeta Jones will dance  and sing  a number from Chicago – believed to be All That Jazz.