Maroon 5’s Adam Levine To Perform At Oscars 2015 Minus His Band
Is Maroon 5’s Adam Levine trading in his band for actress Kiera Knightly? Not quite.
But according to Entertainment Weekly, the 35-year-old Oscar-nominated Maroon 5 front man will perform “Lost Stars” solo at the show. The track, co-written by Danielle Brisebois, Nick Lashley, Nick Southwood, and the New Radicals’ Gregg Alexander, is nominated for Best Song for the 2014 film Begin Again.
“Adam Levine is an exceptional and dynamic artist. We’re thrilled to have him make his Oscars stage debut this year,” Oscars producers Neil Meron and Craig Zadan said in a statement.
In Begin Again, a musical drama about a songwriter trying to get her start in the business, Adam Levine performs “Lost Stars” alongside co-star Keira Knightley in the film. The song also plays a central role in the film’s plot, with both Levine and Knightley contributing renditions to the film’s soundtrack. However, it looks like in this particular case, the Maroon 5 front man will perform by himself on stage.
Adam took to Twitter to celebrate the announcement.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) January 26, 2015
The Oscars performance is sure to be must-see TV, but it will not mark the first time “Lost Stars” has turned up on television. Earlier this season on The Voice, Team Adam contestant Matt McAndrew teamed up with Levine to perform the song in the finale. Adam called it his “favorite” Voice performance of the year.
“I loved working with John Carney on Begin Again,” Maroon 5’s leading man told Rolling Stone, “and the music that Gregg [Alexander] and Danielle [Brisebois] created is amazing.”
“When the opportunity came up to do ‘Lost Stars’ on The Voice with Matt… we just went for it. I was looking to create a really strong moment doing a duet and thought the song really showcased Matt’s falsetto. It was one of my favorite performances all season.”
Matt ended up finishing as the runner-up to Craig Wayne Boyd of Team Blake, who took top honors on the show’s seventh season finale.
Meanwhile, Adam will rejoin Maroon 5 as they kick off their North American tour next month in support of their smash hit album, V. As reported by Inquisitr, the Levine-led group has seen their latest single, “Sugar,” gain huge momentum on the Billboard charts following their viral “Wedding Crashers”-style video for “Sugar” — despite the ongoing controversy over whether or not the seemingly real crashes were staged or not.
You can catch Maroon 5’s Adam Levine at the Academy Awards February 22, 2015 at 8pm.
[Maroon 5 image via Weird Robot]