Blige, Day, Kettle, Common to perform: Oscars 2018
According to industry reports, Gael García Bernal, Mary J. Blige, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Common will perform this year’s nominated songs at the 90th Academy Awards ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced today.
“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” De Luca and Todd said. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”
Bernal, Lafourcade and Miguel will perform the Oscar-nominated song “Remember Me” from “Coco,” which features music and lyric by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.
Blige will perform “Mighty River” from “Mudbound,” the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson. Blige is also Oscar-nominated this year for Actress in a Supporting Role for “Mudbound.” She is the first person to be nominated for both a performance and original song in the same year.
Common and Andra Day will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Stand Up For Something” from “Marshall”; music by Diane Warren, lyric by Lonnie R. Lynn (Common) and Diane Warren. Common won an Oscar with John Stephens (John Legend), for Original Song for “Glory” from the film “Selma”; his recent acting credits include “John Wick: Chapter 2” (2017) and “Selma.”
Settle will perform the Oscar-nominated song “This Is Me” from “The Greatest Showman,” music and lyric by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul; and Stevens will perform his Oscar-nominated song “Mystery of Love,” written for “Call Me by Your Name,” on which he is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.
The Oscars, hosted again by Jimmy Kimmel, will be held on Sunday, March 4, at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on ABC at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET.
This article was originally published in Variety, an industry outlet.
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