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Elton John makes bold prediction that "Shallow" will win Oscar for Best Original Song

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There can be a hundred people in a room, and 99 don’t believe in you, and all you need is one person who does. Sorry, Bradley Cooper, but now it’s Elton John’s turn to believe in Lady Gaga. On his Apple Music radio show Elton John’s Rocket Hour the iconic musician made a rather audacious bet with producer Mark Ronson regarding his chances at winning the Oscar for Best Original Song for his work on “Shallow” from A Star Is Born:

And I bet my house that you’re going to win the Oscar, so make room for it. I don’t want to jinx it, but I guarantee you you’re going to win an Oscar.

Did you hear that, Academy? Elton John has bet his entire house on this win. While “Shallow” has long been the obvious frontrunner for this year’s Best Original Song honor, the Academy does have a history of making bizarre choices–remember the year Three 6 Mafia won an Oscar for Best Original Song while Martin Scorsese had yet to win a single Oscar for any of his movies? Yes, “Shallow” will almost certainly win an Oscar, but it’s well within the realm of possibility that Elton John could be giving Mark Ronson his house come February 24. I hope he’s a fan of bedazzled kitchen appliances.