Oscars performers to include Mary J. Blige and Common

Oscars performers to include Mary J. Blige and Common

Carla Harmon
February 24, 2018

Bernal, LaFourcade and Miguel are set to perform "Remember Me" from the animated film Coco, while Stevens will perform "Mystery of Love" from Call Me By Your Name.

Blige, Andra Day, Natalia LaFourcade, Miguel, Keala Settle, Sufjan Stevens and Oscar victor Common will perform this year's nominated songs at the 90th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced Friday. The song was written Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, who shared an Oscar a year ago for the lyrics to "City of Stars" from "La La Land". Her tune is featured in "Mudbound, the film for which she is nominated for Best Supporting Actress".

Blige will perform Mighty River.

Stevens will be in good company, as one of the most notable exceptions to the Academy's snubbing of indie rock artists was Elliott Smith, who performed "Miss Misery" from Good Will Hunting at the 1997 awards in a white suit but predictably lost to James Horner's "My Heart Will Go On" (as performed by Celine Dion) from Titanic.

The 2018 Oscars will air on ABC on Sunday, March 4, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

The Oscars have lined up Mary J. Blige, Common and Miguel to perform the best song nominees. If Common wins the best original song trophy it will be his second following his win for "Glory" with John Legend from Selma.

Jimmy Kimmel, who hosted The Oscars in 2017, will return as host, and told Rolling Stone he is not planning to shy away from any political scandal that has erupted over the past year, particularly where Harvey Weinstein is concerned.

Keala Settle will deliver "This Is Me", which she performs in "The Greatest Showman".

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