BURBANK, CAÂ — Singer-songwriter Sia is on board Disneyâ€¢Pixarâ€™s â€œFinding Dory,â€ performing the filmâ€™s end-credit song, â€œUnforgettable.â€ American songwriter Irving Gordon wrote the song in 1951, and in 1992 won a GrammyÂ® for it when Natalie Cole included the tribute to her late father on her album of duets. â€œUnforgettableâ€ remains revered worldwide today.
Five-time GrammyÂ® nominee Sia, who announced this week her 22-city North American â€œNostalgic for the Presentâ€ tour, performs the song for the first time on todayâ€™s â€œThe Ellen DeGeneres Show.â€ DeGeneres, coincidentally, is the voice of the much beloved and forever forgetful blue tang Dory.
â€œDory’s story makes me teary,â€ said Sia. â€œWhen Ellen asked me, I couldn’t refuse!â€
â€œFinding Doryâ€ director Andrew Stanton has long been a fan of the native Australian performer. â€œIn the same way Robbie Williams did his own unique twist on a classic song for â€˜Finding Nemo,â€™ Sia captures the soulful truth of the Nat King Cole classic â€˜Unforgettable,â€™ and makes it all her own,â€ said Stanton. â€œThey are a perfect complement to one another, just like the two films.
â€œWe couldnâ€™t be happier, and are really hoping to get tickets to her October show at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif.,â€ the director continued. â€œJust throwinâ€™ it out there.â€
The â€œFinding Doryâ€ soundtrack, featuring Thomas Newmanâ€™s score and Siaâ€™s rendition of â€œUnforgettable,â€ will be available from Walt Disney Records on June 17, 2016, wherever music is sold. Rated PG, â€œFinding Doryâ€ opens nationwide the same day.