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Seth MacFarlane, Kristin Chenoweth Prepping Musical Finale for Oscars

Seth MacFarlane, Kristin Chenoweth Alberto E. Rodriguez/Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images

Seth MacFarlane loves a good song and dance as anyone who's watched Family Guy or seen the cartoon mastermind's big band show can surely attest.

So it comes as no surprise that the first-time Oscar host is joining forces with Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth for a post-Best Picture Award musical performance to cap Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

"After the Best Picture award has been given, Seth and Kristin will perform a special number, and we think it will be a 'can't miss' moment," said Oscar show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron in a statement.

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We certainly hope it'll be a close  to send Hollywood in to that good night given the intense amount of pressure and expectations the 39-year-old MacFarlane is facing with his new gig. While the cat is out of the bag on the musical finale, the suave funnyman hopes to retain at least some elements of surprise.

"The worst thing to happen at the Oscars would be if nothing happened," MacFarlane told this Sunday's issue of Parade. "You want something unscripted, something to riff on, something kinda out there."

Leave it to guy who created Family Guy to tease that out.

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