John Legend & Common moved guests to tears at Oscar 2015

John Legend & Common moved guests to tears at Oscar 2015


Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Sunday list of Oscars winners and handed them the 2015 awards. The 87th annual Academy Awards took place at the Dolby theater in Los Angeles and are being hosted by Gone Girl star Neil Patrick Harris.

Common and John Legend delivered the most powerful performance of the 87th annual Academy Awards on Sunday with the Selma theme song, “Glory.”

The show was amazing, thwy performed alongside a group of men and women marching underneath an Edmund Pettus Bridge stage prop, reminsicent to a powerful scene in the Civil Rights film. Scenes from the Ava DuVernay-directed film was shown in the background during the set.

The performance aroused tears of many attendance including the film’s actors David Oyelowo (who played Martin Luther King Jr.) and Oprah Winfrey (producer and who played Annie Lee Cooper).

Common said when accepting the award for Original Song for Glory” It’s a symbol for change.” He continued to say that it “transcends race, religion, sexual orientation and social status… this bridge was built on hope.”

Common and Legend performed “Glory” for the first time live at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8. On top of winning the 2015 Oscar for the Selma theme song, they’ve taken home a Golden Globe award and Critics’ Choice award for “Glory.”