The Oscars return without a host, but with a slew of performers on ABC February 9

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Repeating the format of last year’s ceremony, the 92nd Oscars will go hostless in 2020. We do know who some of the presenters will be however. The winners of last year’s four big acting Oscars–Mahershala Ali, Olivia Colman, Regina King, and Rami Malek– will return to give out new Oscar statues at this year’s awards.

Nearly every year one of our favorite parts of the Academy Awards ceremony is the performance of the Oscar nominated best original songs. The 92nd Oscars has just announced that Cynthia Erivo, Elton John, Idina Menzel, Chrissy Metz, and Randy Newman will be on stage to perform those songs during the ceremony.

Oscar show producers, Lynette Howell Taylor and Stephanie Allain, revealed the news. “We’re excited to have an incredible group of nominees and performers who will deliver one-of-a-kind music moments you will only see on the Oscars,” said Howell Taylor and Allain in their statement.

  • “I Can’t Let You Throw Yourself Away” from “Toy Story 4” – performed by Randy Newman; music and lyric by Randy Newman
  • “(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again” from “Rocketman” – performed by Elton John; music by Elton John; lyric by Bernie Taupin
  • “I’m Standing with You” from “Breakthrough” – performed by Chrissy Metz; music and lyric by Diane Warren
  • “Into the Unknown” from “Frozen II” – performed by Idina Menzel and AURORA; music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez
  • “Stand Up” from “Harriet” – performed by Cynthia Erivo; music and lyric by Joshuah Brian Campbell and Cynthia Erivo
KRISTEN ANDERSON-LOPEZ & ROBERT LOPEZ Pick up their Oscar for Frozen’s “Let it Go”in 2014 (© 2014 ABC, Inc. / Adam Taylor)

In addition to the five nominated song performances, the show will feature a special appearance by Questlove and a guest-conducted segment by Eímear Noone. Noone is the first woman to conduct during an Oscars telecast.

We’re rooting for “Into the Unknown,” from Frozen 2, but there’s a lot of great competition this year. .

The 92nd Oscars will be held on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood and will be televised live on ABC at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST. “Oscars: Live on the Red Carpet” will air at 6:30 p.m. EST/3:30 p.m. PST. “The Oscars” also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

Photo courtesy ABC/Eric McCandless photographer.