Oscars 2015: Jennifer Hudson to perform at ceremony alongside John Legend, Rita Ora and Adam Levine

The previous Oscar winner will perform for her third time at the ceremony

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Jennifer Hudson will perform for a third time at the Oscars, the academy has confirmed.

The announcement comes a day after the academy confirmed that Anna Kendrick will also perform at the ceremony. 

Hudson has graced the Oscar stage before in 2013 and 2007—when the actress won the Best Supporting Actress award for Dream Girls. At the Grammy’s this month, the singer also received a Best R&B Performance nomination for “It’s Your World” of her 2014 album JHUD.

Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said: “We're creating several musical sequences for the Oscars and we couldn't be happier that our friend, Jennifer Hudson, will be performing in one of them.”


Hudson joins previously announced musicians Adam Levine, John Legend, and Rita Ora—who will perform their Oscar-nominated songs: “Lost Stars” from Begin Again, “Glory” from Selma, and “Grateful” from Beyond the Lights.

The 87th Academy Awards will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris; the seasoned award-show host and Tony-winning actor may give a surprise performance of his own.

The ceremony airs 22 February on Sky’s pop-up channel Sky Movies Oscars.