Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling won’t be singing the Oscar nominated songs “Audition (The Fools Who Dream)” and “City of Stars” from La La Land at the 2017 Academy Awards. Instead, La La Land supporting actor John Legend will perform the numbers during the live Oscar broadcast. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences also announced Lin-Manuel Miranda and Auli’i Cravalho will take the stage to sing “How Far I’ll Go” from Disney’s animated film, Moana. The 2017 awards show will mark the first appearance by both Miranda and Cravalho on the Oscar stage.
Justin Timberlake is confirmed to sing “Can’t Stop the Feeling” from 20th Century Fox’s animated movie, Trolls. Timberlake co-wrote the song with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster. Sting will be performing his fourth Oscar nominated song, “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story, during the 89th Academy Awards. Sting co-wrote the track with J. Ralph.
“We’re thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars. These performances will not only celebrate the five extraordinary nominated original songs, but also the integral part music plays in movies,” said Oscar producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd.
The 2017 Oscars will be held on Sunday, February 26th at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, CA. Jimmy Kimmel is hosting this year’s show which will air live on ABC beginning at 4pm PT/7pm ET with the Oscars pre-show.