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March 22, 2000, Wednesday, BC cycle

SECTION: State and Regional

LENGTH: 134 words

HEADLINE: Williams to join song lineup for Oscar telecast


   Robin Williams will be the odd man out among performers doing nominated songs at Sunday's Oscars.

The comic and actor is performing "Blame Canada," one of the cleaner songs from the potty-mouthed animated film "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut."

Songwriters Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman say that unlike other tunes from the movie, "Blame Canada" has only one or two words that need to be edited for the broadcast.

Phil Collins will perform his song "You'll Be in My Heart" from Tarzan, Gloria Estefan and 'N Sync will do songwriter Diane Warren's "Music of My Heart" from "Music of the Heart" and Aimee Mann will sing her tune "Save Me" from "Magnolia."

Randy Newman, nominated for his 13th Oscar, will join Sarah McLachlan in performing his "When She Loved Me" from "Toy Story 2."