Who would have thought, back in the days of “Say Yes! to M!ch!gan!”and “John Wayne Gacy, Jr.,” that Sufjan Stevens would one day grace the Oscars stage? Well, that day has arrived, as Stevens has been tapped to make Oscars attendees weep quietly in their seats by performing “Mystery Of Love” from Call Me By Your Name at this year’s Oscars telecast. Stevens is one of the five nominees for Best Original Song who will perform at the ceremony, set to take place Sunday, March 4. (Should Stevens wish, he could also mix things up with his song “Tonya Harding,” which would also be appropriate given I, Tonya’s three Oscar nominations. Just saying.)
Other musical acts scheduled to appear at this year’s Oscars include Mary J. Blige, who’s nominated for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Mudbound as well as Best Original Song for “Mighty River,” from the soundtrack to that film; Common, who won the Best Original Song Oscar for “Glory” from Selma in 2015, who will perform “Stand Up For Something” from the movie Marshall alongside Andra Day; Keala Settle, who played “bearded lady” Lettie Lutz in The Greatest Showman, performing “This Is Me;” and Gael García Bernal, Natalia Lafourcade, and Miguel, who will perform “Remember Me” from Coco.
The 2018 Academy Awards, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, will air on March 4 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.