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Posted at 9:47 AM ET, 02/28/2011

Video: Zachary Levi at the Academy Awards: 'Very surreal but a dream come true'

By Jen Chaney

Zachary Levi -- you probably know him best as TV's "Chuck" -- made his first-ever appearance at the Academy Awards last night, singing the duet "I See the Light" with his "Tangled" co-star, Mandy Moore.

I caught up with him on the red carpet to gauge how he was feeling prior to performing on Hollywood's most intense, closely watched night of the year. In the video above, he shares some of those feelings, and also briefly says hi to Aron Ralston -- the real-life inspiration for "127 Hours" -- on the red carpet.

After the ceremony, I chatted with him again at the Governor's Ball. After the jump, read what he had to say about his performance.

At the Governor's Ball, Levi said walking onto that Oscar stage was a little daunting.

"I was fine until about two minutes before, and then I thought, Please don't [bleep] this up,' " he said.

He said he wished he had hit a couple of notes more strongly and would probably be kicking himself when he watched the show later on the DVR.

But other people were telling him the duet was good, so he seemed to be in positive spirits.

Presumably, when he got home he realized there was no need for post-performance regrets. Their song may have lost the Oscar to Randy Newman's "We Belong Together" from "Toy Story 3," but Rapunzel and her Flynn Rider sounded just fine.

By Jen Chaney  | February 28, 2011; 9:47 AM ET
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