Sofia Carson and Diane Warren to Perform Nominated Song “Applause” at the 95th Oscars

Sofia Carson and Diane Warren will be performing the Oscar-nominated song “Applause” during the 95th Academy Awards on ABC.

What’s Happening:

  • “Applause” comes from the film Tell It Like a Woman, and was written by Warren and performed by Carson.
  • This marks Warren’s 14th Oscar nomination following such songs as “There You’ll Be” from Pearl Harbor, “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” from Armageddon and “Because You Loved Me” from Up Close & Personal.
  • Carson is perhaps best known for her work in Disney’s Descendants franchise.

  • They’ll be performing “Applause” together during the 95th Academy Awards Ceremony, which airs Sunday, March 12th on ABC.
  • The duo are the second announced performers for this year’s Oscars, following Rihanna, who will be performing “Lift Me Up” from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
  • Emmy Award-winning late-night talk show host and producer Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the 95th Oscars. Kimmel previously hosted back-to-back broadcasts in 2017 (89th Awards) and 2018 (90th Awards).