Norah Jones to Perform 'Ted' Nominated Song at Oscars

Alexander C. Kaufman
The Wrap
Norah Jones to Perform 'Ted' Nominated Song at Oscars

Norah Jones will sing "Everybody Needs a Best Friend" from the movie "Ted" at the Oscars next month, the show's telecast producers announced on Sunday.

The song is nominated for an Original Song Oscar.  Walter Murphy wrote the music and  Seth MacFarlane, who directed "Ted" and is hosting the Oscars, wrote the lyrics.

"I had such a great time recording this song with Seth, and was thrilled to find out that it was nominated for an Oscar," Jones said in a statement.  "Getting to perform it at such a prestigious event, which my friend is hosting, is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

This will be the Grammy Award-winning singer's first Academy Awards show.

The daughter of the late sitar player Ravi Shankar, Jones emerged in the music scene with the 2002 release of her debut "Come Away With Me," which sold more than 10 million copies.

Her most recent album, "Little Broken Hearts" came out last year.

The Academy Awards will be presented on Feb. 24 at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center and broadcast on ABC.

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