Oscars 2018: Watch Common and Andra Day Perform “Stand Up for Something”
Common: “A president, we chose from hate/He don’t control our fate because God is great.”
At the 2018 Academy Awards this evening, Common and Andra Day collaborated for an execution of their Marshall soundtrack commitment “Go to bat for Something.” They were presented by Dave Chappelle. Normal began the execution with a short entry: “Migrants get the advantages/Let’s set up landmarks for the women’s activists.” He proceeded with, “Tell the NRA, they’re in God’s path/And to the general population of Parkland, we say ‘Ase’/Sentiments for the general population from Africa/Haiti to Puerto Rico.” Later on in the melody, he rapped a verse that specified Donald Trump and the current take-a-knee NFL challenges. “A knee we take for our spirit’s purpose… A president, we looked over loathe/He don’t control our destiny since God is awesome.” Watch everything go down underneath.
Normal and Day were joined in front of an audience by 10 activists: Alice Brown Otter, Bana Alabed, Bryan Stevenson, Cecile Richards, Dolores Huertas, Janet Mock, José Andrés, Nicole Hockley, Patrisse Cullors, and Tarana Burke. “I am really respected to impart the phase to such effective individuals,” Day said in an announcement. “Individuals who work, forfeit and have battled through their own torment to improve the world a place. Everybody’s commitment is imperative, yet Common and I needed to indicate individuals who are working regular in the trenches to change observations, conditions, enactment, social and political scenes, and convey would like to the sad.”
The track was assigned for Best Original Song, however lost to Coco’s “Recall Me,” which was performed amid the show by Miguel, Natalia LaFourcade, and Gael García Bernal. Mary J. Blige and Sufjan Stevens likewise performed amid the function.