Oscars: Justin Timberlake, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, John Legend to Perform

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Oscar nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting and Justin Timberlake, and 2014 Oscar winner John Legend, will perform at the 89th annual Academy Awards.

Miranda will be joined by Auli’i Cravalho to perform the nominated “Moana” track “How Far I’ll Go.”

Sting will perform “The Empty Chair” from “Jim: The James Foley Story.” The song was co-written with three-time nominee J. Ralph.

Timberlake will perform “Can’t Stop the Feeling!” from “Trolls.” He shares music and lyric credits with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster.

Finally, Legend will perform both nominated tunes from “La La Land”: “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars.” The two songs were performed by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling, respectively, in the film.

Legend’s own “La La Land” track, “Start a Fire,” was not nominated. He previously won for the song “Glory” from “Selma.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars,” show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a joint statement. “These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies.”

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  1. Ishmael says:

    Everyone gets to perform their songs this year, unlike last year when the Asian songstress and the British transgender woman were not allowed to sing their nominated songs. I guess what these banished two needed was Donald Trump in office so they could have been used as an example of Hollywood’s ‘open arms’ and inclusivity. Hypocrites!

  2. Bill B. says:

    I was so hoping that Stone and Gosling would sing their songs themselves, though I didn’t really have much hope that they would. I bet they were badgered to do it though.

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