Oscars performers to include Mary J. Blige and Common

Oscars performers to include Mary J. Blige and Common

Oscars performers to include Mary J. Blige and Common

The two Grammy-winning artists are on a star-studded list of performers that includes Andra Day, Miguel, Sufjan Stevens and others.

The producers of the forthcoming Oscars telecast announced Friday the musicians who will perform songs nominated for Academy Awards.

Blige will sing "Mighty River" from her Netflix original movie Mudbound. She's also nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the same film. Stevens, who has multiple songs featured on the Call Me by Your Name soundtrack, will be giving "Mystery of Love" the Oscars treatment.

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Day, meanwhile, told ET at the GRAMMYs that she was "hoping" to be able to perform "Stand Up For Something" from the Thurgood Marshall biopic, Marshall, with Common. It was penned by EGOT champ Robert Lopez and his wife Kristen Anderson-Lopez and will be sung by Gael García Bernal, Grammy nominee Natalia LaFourcade and Grammy victor Miguel.

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.

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The 2018 Oscars ceremony airs on ABC at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT on March 4.

As Nicki Swift previously reported, late-night host Jimmy Kimmel was chosen to host the awards show for the second year in a row in May 2017.

This year's nominations were announced last month, with Guillermo Del Toro's The Shape of Water in the lead with 13 nominations. He co-wrote this new song with nine-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren.

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