Oscars: Mary J. Blige, Miguel, Common to perform

2018 Oscars Mary J. Blige Andra Day and more to perform

While the Academy Awards annually honor the best in film, the 2018 lineup of featured musical acts are poised to outdo their actor peers. 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".

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While Blige will perform "Mighty River", from "Mudbound", the Oscar-nominated song she co-wrote with Raphael Saadiq and Taura Stinson, rapper Common and Andra Day will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Stand Up For Something" from "Marshall". Björk's duet with Thom Yorke, "I've Seen It All", from Dancer in the Dark was nominated in 2000 and she performed it in her famous swan dress, but lost to Bob Dylan's "Things Have Changed", a song from Wonder Boys I'm not sure any of us remember.

Gael García Bernal, Grammy nominee Natalia LaFourcade, and Grammy victor Miguel will perform "Remember Me" from the Disney hit "Coco". If Common wins the best original song trophy it will be his second following his win for "Glory" with John Legend from Selma. The Oscar ceremony takes place on March 4th and it will be the award show's 90th edition of the affair.

Keala Settle is set to perform "This Is Me", which was written by La La Land songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. They are the team who won the Oscar for "Let It Go" from "Frozen". Other films up for Best Picture include Get Out, Lady Bird, Call Me by Your Name, Dunkirk, Darkest Hour, The Post, The Shape of Water, and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri.

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