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Peter Gabriel won't sing at the Oscars

Peter Gabriel has opted out of performing at this year’s Academy Awards, according to Variety. Gabriel was booked to sing “Down to Earth,” the nominated original song from WALL-E that he cowrote with composer Thomas Newman. But Oscar show producers Bill Condon and Laurence Mark are said to be cramming the song nominees into a medley format this year, which would have forced Gabriel to perform only one minute of his nearly six-minute tune. In response, Gabriel has simply declined to perform, although he still plans to attend the event.