Sara Bareilles to deliver 'In Memoriam' performance during the 89th Academy Awards

Source: Academy Awards Press Release 

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It was announced yesterday (Feb. 23) that Grammy and Tony nominated singer Sara Bareilles will be doing the "In Memoriam" performance during the 89th Oscars ceremony. The news was announced by the show's producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.

De Luca and Todd had this to say about their announcement: 
Sara’s unique artistry will honor those we’ve lost in our community including familiar faces and those behind the scenes who have enriched the art of moviemaking.
Following her performance,  there will be an extended photo gallery of more than 200 filmmakers, artists, and executives that will be recognized on

The 89th Academy Awards are this Sunday with Jimmy Kimmel hosting the awards. The ceremony will be airing on ABC at 7 p.m. EST.