Plus, find out who she’ll be wearing to the Academy Awards!
Anika Noni Rose is the voice behind the Oscar-nominated song “Almost There” from The Princess and the Frog, and we chatted with her about the big award March 5 at QVC Red Carpet Style at the Four Seasons in Beverly Hills. We asked which song she’d rather see win, “Almost There” or the Randy Newman-penned “Down in New Orleans” and she didn’t have to think twice for her answer: “MINE!”
“I would love for ‘Almost There’ to win,” she told us. “It’s the second time for me that it’s been nominated and it’s an amazing feeling! It’s definently quite an honor and it thrills me to no end. The other song is fantastic. Randy Newman did a great job on the score, but yeah… mine.”
And what will she be wearing on the red carpet this Sunday? “I will be showing off a woman named Kimmie who a lot of people don’t know about, but I’m very excited about,” she told us exclusively.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Anika’s been involved with an Oscar-nominated movie. She starred alongside Beyoncé and Jennifer Hudson in Dreamgirls, but told us that being nominated for The Princess and the Frog is a totally different experience.
“This is much more my very own thing,” she said. “Dreamgirls was a great ensemble piece and we worked on it all together and it was amazing doing that, but this is very personal to me, very singular in that way. It’s also something I’vee wanted to do my whole life, voice for an animation. There is nothing else I can think of that I’ve wanted to do my entire life, so its special that people are saying, ‘Hey we see this and we think it’s great!'”