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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Auli'i Cravalho, Sting, Justin Timberlake & John Legend to perform this year's nominated songs at Oscars

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Fri, Feb 10th 2017 04:45 pm

Oscar-nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Sting, Justin Timberlake and 2014 Oscar-winner John Legend will perform at the 89th Oscars ceremony, show producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer Todd announced on Friday. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the Oscars will air live on Sunday, Feb. 26, on the ABC Television Network.

"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," De Luca and Todd said. 

Cravalho will joinMiranda to perform his Oscar-nominated song, "How Far I'll Go," written for "Moana." An actor, playwright and composer, Miranda is best known for creating and starring in the Broadway musicals "Hamilton" and "In the Heights." Sixteen-year-old Cravalho made her film debut voicing the title character in "Moana."

Seventeen-time Grammy-winner Sting will perform "The Empty Chair" from "Jim: The James Foley Story," the Oscar-nominated song he co-wrote with three-time Oscar-nominee J. Ralph. In addition to this current nomination, Sting has been nominated in this category on three previous occasions; "You Will Be My Ain True Love" from "Cold Mountain" (2003), "Until" from "Kate & Leopold" (2001) and "My Funny Friend And Me" from "The Emperor's New Groove" (2000), which he shared with David Hartley.

Timberlake will perform his Oscar-nominated song "Can't Stop the Feeling" from the movie "Trolls." He shares music and lyric credits with Max Martin and Karl Johan Schuster. Timberlake is a multiplatinum recording artist and actor whose numerous awards include nine Grammy Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Legend will perform both "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars," from "La La Land," music by Justin Hurwitz; lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul. A singer-songwriter, musician and actor, Legend won an Oscar for the original song "Glory" from "Selma" (2014), an honor he shared with artist Common.

The 89th Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be broadcast live on ABC at 7 p.m. EST.

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