I thought this was an interesting Robert Pattinson Oscar angle that I hadn't heard yet.
Exert from A Twilight Kiss
"Will Robert Pattinson Interpret A Best Song Nominee There are three nominees for Best Song, and the singers have confirmed that they will not be performing.
“Peter Gabriel, a nominee for “Down to Earth” from WALL-E, announced this morning he’ll be at the Oscars, but he won’t be performing during the Best Song medley with “Jai Ho” and “O…Saya,” both from Slumdog Millionaire. Gabriel [suggested] to have the Soweto Gospel Choir step in to replace him.”
A possible compromise is for Rob to sing a stanza or a couple of lines solo, and then the Soweto Gospel Choir will harmonize their voices with his for the remaining 65 second version of “Down to Earth.” Here’s a sample of the lyrics:
Did you think that your feet had been bound
By what gravity brings to the ground?
Did you feel you were tricked
By the future you picked?
Well come on down
To listen to the song, please click here.
I don’t know how Rob feels about singing cover instead of his original work though. Anyway, the song is within his vocal range. However, this is the most far-fetched possibility, but, you never know…