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The stellar lineup of live music at the Oscars

FILE - In this Aug. 6, 2016 file photo, Sufjan Stevens performs at 2016 Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco. Stevens was nominated for an Oscar for best original song for "Mystery of Love," from the film "Call Me By Your Name." (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP, File)
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Music to all our ears.
By Amy X. Wang
Published Last updated This article is more than 2 years old.

Tonight’s 90th Academy Awards will honor some of the most breathtaking films of the last year—and their soundtracks. From Lady Bird‘s distinctive ’90s-centric roll of nostalgia to the instrumental wisps flitting in and out of Call Me By Your Name, music played a significant role in 2017’s standout films.

The live performances slated for the Oscars reflect that. The lineup is as follows.

Common and Andra Day — “Stand Up For Something” (Marshall)

Mary J. Blige — “Mighty River” (Mudbound)

Sufjan Stevens — “Mystery of Love” (Call Me By Your Name)

Keala Settle — “This Is Me” (The Greatest Showman)

Gael García Bernal, Natalia LaFourcade and Miguel — “Remember Me” (Coco)

It’s due to be a night of emotions aplenty. In terms of the awards themselves, intrigue reigns: Unlike in years past, at least four films have a strong chance of taking home the highest honor in cinema—but take a look at Quartz’s ultimate statistical model for predicting the 2018 Academy Awards Best Picture winner for more thoughts.

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