Scottish star Annie Lennox has been asked to sing the theme song for the final Lord Of The Rings movie installment - which could net the former EURYTHMICS singer an OSCAR.

The Why? diva is looking forward to contributing towards the series' final blockbusting movie THE RETURN OF THE KING, and Oscar-watchers are predicting the film will clean up at next year's (04) ceremony , after being mostly overlooked in the past two years.

Annie gushes, "I was asked if I would like to sing the title track for the Lord of the Rings film and it looks like it's going to happen. I was working in the studio with them a couple of days ago and that's a little different thing for me to do.

"I want to branch out. I want to write. I want to write poetry."

The film is due for release on 17 December (03).

23/07/2003 13:23