The Academy today announced who would be performing at the Oscars this year. All five nominated songs will be represented. These are the artists who’ll sing them:

Lin-Manuel Miranda & Auli’i Cravalho, How Far I’ll Go, Moana
Sting, The Empty Chair, Jim: The James Foley Story
John Legend, Audition and City Of Stars, La La Land

And… Justin Timberlake, The Worst Song of 2016, Trolls

Which wasn’t unexpected. As I mentioned the other day, I’ve heard they’re trying to get ME ME ME to actually open the broadcast. But will that be the only time he gets up on stage? Because… I’ve been worrying a lot about him actually winning it, even though La La Land is the presumed favourite in the Best Song category. I panic-texted Kathleen the other night, right after she wrote about him being on the cover of this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter. Oscar voting begins in Monday. This is what those old white f-cks are seeing just as they’re getting their ballots. Half of them won’t know the names of any other people on that list. They might just see his name and check the box. And if they don’t check it on Monday, they might check it on Tuesday or Wednesday, because you know, YOU KNOW, he’s hustling HARD for it behind the scenes. While Lin-Manuel Miranda is in London working on Mary Poppins, JT’s probably singing at some 14 year old’s birthday party if her grandpa is an Academy member, just to get every single last vote that he can. Prepare for the worst. If the best happens (ANYONE BUT HIM), great. Just don’t be surprised if the Worst Song of 2016 wins the Oscar.


Here is John Legend out in LA yesterday with Chrissy Teigen and baby Luna.