Three songs from "Burlesque" lead the shortlist for songs eligible for the original song Oscar, with multiple tracks from the films "Black Tulip," "Country Strong" and "Despicable Me" also eligible, according to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The songs from "Burlesque" are "Bound to You," written by Christina Aguilera, Samuel Dixon and Sia Furler and performed by Aguilera; "Welcome to Burlesque," written by Charlie Midnight, John Patrick Shanley, Matthew Gerrard and Steve Lindsey and performed by Cher and "You Haven't Seen the Last of Me," written by Diane Warren and performed by Cher.

The next step in the original song category process will take place on Jan. 6, when the Music Branch will screen clips from the 41 eligible songs and give each song a point rating. In order to be nominated, a song must receive an average score of 8.25 or more. If no songs meet that threshold, there won't be any works nominated in the category.

The final nominations for the 83rd Academy Awards will be announced on Jan. 25; the Oscar ceremony will take place on Feb. 27 on ABC.

The complete list of eligible songs:

"Alice" from "Alice in Wonderland"
"Forever One Love" from "Black Tulip"
"Freedom Song" from "Black Tulip"
"Bound to You" from "Burlesque"
"Welcome to Burlesque" from "Burlesque"
"You Haven't Seen the Last of Me" from "Burlesque"
"There's a Place for Us" from "The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader"
"Coming Home" from "Country Strong"
"Me and Tennessee" from "Country Strong"
"Despicable Me" from "Despicable Me"
"Prettiest Girls" from "Despicable Me"
"Dear Laughing Doubters" from "Dinner for Schmucks"
"Better Days" from "Eat Pray Love"
"If You Run" from "Going the Distance"
"Darkness before the Dawn" from "Holy Rollers"
"Sticks & Stones" from "How to Train Your Dragon"
"Le Gris" from "Idiots and Angels"
"Chanson Illusionist" from "The Illusionist"
"Never Say Never" from "The Karate Kid"
"To the Sky" from "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole"
"What If" from "Letters to Juliet"
"Life during Wartime" from "Life during Wartime"
"Made in Dagenham" from "Made in Dagenham"
"Little One" from "Mother and Child"
"Be the One" from "The Next Three Days"
"If I Rise" from "127 Hours"
"When You See Forever" from "The Perfect Game"
"I Remain" from "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time"
"Dream Big" from "Pure Country 2: The Gift"
"How I Love You" from "Ramona and Beezus"
"Darling I Do" from "Shrek Forever After"
"Noka Oi" from "Six Days in Paradise"
"This Is a Low" from "Tamara Drewe"
"I See the Light" from "Tangled"
"Rise" from "3 Billion and Counting"
"We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3"
"Eclipse: All Yours" from "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse"
"Nothing" from "Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too"
"A Better Life" from "Unbeaten"
"Shine" from "Waiting for ŒSuperman'"
"The Reasons Why" from "Wretches & Jabberers"

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