Traditionally, the five nominees in the category are invited to perform their nominated track live during the Oscars ceremony, but Lamar and SZA will be the only artists not to perform their composition during Sunday’s main event (February 24).
Variety reports that the reason given for the no-show is “logistics and timing”. ‘All The Stars’, which was also nominated for four awards at this year’s Grammys, will not be performed by another act.
Earlier this week, it was confirmed that Queen and Adam Lambert will perform during the 2019 Oscars. The group will play in light of the success of the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which is up for five awards.
SZA, meanwhile, recently covered Sixpence None The Richer’s song ‘Kiss Me’ during a festival slot in Florida. “That song just makes me happy as fuck, and I really wish it was ’98 right now,” the artist told the audience after performing the cover.