Mary J. Blige and Common Among Performers at the 2018 Oscars

Mary J. Blige. Photo by Chelsea Lauren/REX/Shutterstock (9354169er)

After finding out the presenters for the upcoming 2018 Oscars, we now know who will perform at the ceremony. Producers of the 90th Academy Awards, Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd, announced that Mary J. Blige, Common, Andra Day, Natalia Lafourcade, Gael García Bernal, Miguel, Keala Settle and Sufjan Stevens will perform this year’s nominated songs.

“We’re excited to have these talented artists showcase the powerful contribution music makes to filmmaking,” – said the producers in a statement. “It’s a privilege to welcome them to the 90th Oscars stage.”

Natalia Lafourcade, Gael García Bernal, and Miguel will perform “Remember Me” from Pixar Animation Studios’ Coco. Mary J. Blige will perform “Mighty River” from Netflix’s Mudbound. Common and Andra Day will perform “Stand Up for Something” from Open Road Films’ Marshall. Keala Settle will perform “This Is Me” from 20th Century Fox’s The Greatest Showman and Sufjan Stevens will perform “Mystery of Love” from Sony Pictures Classics’ Call Me by Your Name.

The producers of the ceremony promised a real spectacle and with names like these, we have no reason to doubt them. “We want to make [the award ceremony] as entertaining as possible—reverential and respectful but also fun and emotional. The Oscars should be a spectacle: fun and funny and great performances,” – said Jennifer Todd said in an interview with The New York Times. “It should also be a giant commercial for the movie business, which we all need to keep going.”

The ceremony of 90th Academy Awards will take place at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 4, 2018. It will be hosted by comedian and talks show host Jimmy Kimmel, who served as a host in the previous year as well. Charles Burnett, Owen Roizman, Donald Sutherland and Agnès Varda are set to receive Academy Honorary Awards, while Alejandro González Iñárritu will be honored with Special Achievement Academy Award.