Sebastián Yatra prior to his participation in the Oscars gala: “I am more excited than nervous”

He is “excited” before the Oscar ceremony, which is held this Sunday and which he will attend as a performer of “Dos oruguitas”, nominated for best song, although he does not want to reveal if he will sing it at the gala.

“I am going to attend, and they will find out about everything else”, he stated in an interview with Efe, without wanting to go into details about whether he will perform at the awards ceremony, which will be held on March 27 at the Dolby Theater in Los Angeles (USA).

The usual thing at the Oscars is that in each edition, the nominated songs are performed by the same artists who sing them in the movies, in this case, “Encanto”, the Disney film set in Colombia.

“Dos oruguitas” has been composed by the American actor and musician of Puerto Rican origin Lin-Manuel Miranda, who is up for an Oscar for the second time after the nomination he got for “How Far I’ll Go”, from “Moana”, in 2017 .

Miranda was in charge of writing eight of the songs for the film, including the popular “We Don’t Talk About Bruno”, but it was decided to choose “Dos oruguitas” -in Spanish in all versions of the film- because it better represented the spirit of the movie

Miranda’s office also did not confirm whether he will have a participation in the Oscars with Yatra, or alone, but assured that “there could be surprises.”

“Dos oruguitas” competes for the Oscar for best song with “Be Alive” (“King Richard”), “No Time to Die” (from the James Bond film of the same name), “Down to Joy” (“Belfast”) and “ Somehow You Do” (“Four Good Days”).

In addition to the nomination for best song, “Encanto” won the nominations for best animated film and best soundtrack, for the work of the composer of Mexican origin Germaine Franco.

“And I’m there singing, representing my Colombia, which is also on the front page of the world with this movie,” The singer of titles such as “Traicionera” or “There is no one else” happily affirmed.

“Encanto” “is being an absolute phenomenon both musically and visually, something that I think we all dream of, but no one expected it to reach that point,” said Yatra.

After knowing the candidacies of “Encanto”, while he was with his family in his country, the singer posted a video on Instagram in which he is seen jumping for joy on the furniture accompanied by the expression: “Colombia, we are nominated”.

“I jumped like crazy, happy”, recognized Sebastián Obando (Medellín, 1994), who has made his debut as a singer in the cinema with “Encanto”.

With his five nominations for the Latin American Music Awards, which will be held on April 21 in Las Vegas (USA), Yatra does not hide his pride that the name of his country will be heard in the announcements of the Oscar nominations .

“Being one of the first Colombians to represent my country at the Oscars and one of the few Latinos to have been nominated for the most important award, the most prestigious because it brings together acting, music, and culture, is something very spectacular”he claimed.

“I’m excited more than nervous”, added the interpreter of “Red Heels”, included in his latest album, “Dharma”, which he is promoting on his first solo tour in the United States and Canada.

Another of the songs on the album is “Once upon a time but no longer”, the central theme of the first Netflix musical series in Spanish, with the same title, which premiered on March 11 and marks his debut as an actor.

Although he had already had some contact with the world of television and cinema since he participated in the dubbing of “Klaus”, the animated film by the Spanish Sergio Pablos that was nominated for the Oscars in 2020.

Now it will be him who is in the Dolby, with the aim of getting what would be the second Oscar for a song in Spanish, after the one achieved in 2005 by Jorge Drexler with “Al otro lado del río”, from “Diarios de moto”.

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Sebastián Yatra prior to his participation in the Oscars gala: “I am more excited than nervous”