Yes, the Oscars are all about movies, but what would movies be without the music? In that spirit, the show always includes a number of musical performances — mostly tied to the Best Original Song category — and 2017 is no difference. The entire show kicked off with Justin Timberlake performing his exuberant Trolls soundtrack hit “Can’t Stop The Feeling,” and many more are still to come.
Later on, John Legend will be performing two of the La La Land songs that are up for the category, “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City Of Stars.” It’s pretty rare for two songs from the same film to both be up in this category, and it speaks to La La Land‘s complete dominance of this Oscar season.
Sting will also be performing “The Empty Chair” from the moving documentary about fallen journalist James Foley from Jim, The James Foley Story, and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Aulii Cravalho will perform “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney animated film Moana. All those performances will be linked below as they happen throughout the night. For now, check out Timberlake’s opener and stay tuned for much more Oscars 2017 coverage before the night is over.
Watch Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop The Feeling” performance here.
Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho’s “How Far I’ll Go” performance here.
Watch Sting’s moving, intimate acoustic performance of “The Empty Chair” in honor of fallen journalist James Foley here.
Watch John Legend’s La La Land medley of “City Of Stars” and “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” here.