Lin-Manuel Miranda, John Legend to perform at the Oscars


The two hit songs from the widely acclaimed movie "La La Land" will be performed at the Oscars on February 26by John Legend, while Lin-Manuel Miranda, Justin Timberlake and Sting will also take the stage, the Academy Awards announced Friday. And Timberlake will sing "Can't Stop the Feeling", which he co-wrote for DreamWorks Animation & Fox's Trolls and became a pop smash, debuting at No. 1 on the Billboard 100 and ending as the best-selling song of 2016.

The five numbers will all compete in the Best Original Song category.

"We're thrilled to welcome these world-class artists to the Oscars".

Auli'i Cravalho will join Lin-Manuel to perform his Oscar-nominated song "How Far I'll Go", from "Moana". Timberlake is a multi-platinum recording artist and actor whose numerous awards include nine Grammy Awards and four Primetime Emmy Awards.

Miranda is competing for this year's Best Original Song Oscar with other hot Broadway songwriting talents Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen). His acting credits include the Oscar-winning film The Social Network (2010) and Oscar-nominated Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).

Finally, Legend will perform both nominated tunes from "La La Land": "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" and "City of Stars". He is, however, returning to the Oscar stage where he and Common won an Academy Award for "Glory" from Selma in 2014. In all, La La Land earned a total of 14 nominations, tying the all-time record set by All About Eve and Titanic.