Mary J. Blige, Common, Sufjan Stevens to perform at Oscars

Mary J. Blige, Common, Sufjan Stevens to perform at Oscars

Mary J. Blige, Common, Sufjan Stevens to perform at Oscars

Karen O was nominated for "The Moon Song" from Her and performed the song with Vampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig at2013's Oscars, but of course lost to Frozen's omnipresent "Let It Go".

And just thinking about Mary J. Blige singing "Mighty River" - co-written by Blige and Raphael Saadiq for Mudbound - is already giving me chills. 20 years ago, Smith, of course, had one of '90s indie rock's most transcendent cultural moments, when he performed "Miss Misery", his surprise Best Original Song nominee from the Good Will Hunting soundtrack, at the 1998 Oscars.

This year's Oscars will have some Hip-Hop flavor, at least in the musical performances. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, March 4, on the ABC Television Network. Gael García Bernal, Natalia Lafourcade, and Miguel will perform "Remember Me" from Coco, which is also nominated for Best Animated Feature Film.

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"We're excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking", Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd said in a statement. The track, nominated in the Best Original Song category, has been composed and penned by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez. If Common wins the best original song trophy it will be his second following his win for "Glory" with John Legend from Selma. Her acting credits include Marshall and Cars 3 (2017). Blige, Miguel and Andra Day have been announced as performers at the Academy Awards.

In addition, Greatest Showman star Keala Settle will perform the Oscar-nominated song "This Is Me" from the film, while singer/songwriter Sufjan Stevens will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Mystery of Love", written for Call Me by Your Name. Stevens is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist.

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