The 85th Academy Awards are this Sunday, as you are probably tired of hearing. Too bad! Word came today that instead of ending the broadcast with the award for Best Picture, Kristin Chenowith and host Seth MacFarlane are going to do a musical number.

This could be great (Neil Patrick Harris at the Tonys) or terrible (Rob Lowe and Snow White at the 1989 Oscars); the Academy Awards have a mixed track record.

At least they are both talented performers. Chenowith is a Broadway legend (you've also seen her on Glee, GCB, and Pushing Daisies) who originated the role of Glinda the Good Witch in Wicked. MacFarlane is also pretty musical—he composes (you have to admit the Family Guy theme is pretty Broadway-sounding) and put out a great, Grammy-nominated jazz album in 2011.

Producers are probably also hoping we'll stick around to the end of the show—this will definitely help.

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[via Cinema Blend]