Wow! John Legend and Common gave an absolutely stunning performance of their Oscar winning song “Glory” from the film Selma at the 87th Academy Awards on February 22. These two music greats even brought a number of celebrities including Chris Pine and Selma star David Oyelowo to tears!
John Legend, 36, and Common, 42, blew us away with their amazing rendition of “Glory” from the film Selma. The haunting tune won for Best Original Song and they showed why bringing many celebrities to tears as they received a standing ovation for their inspiring performance. It was an incredible moment.
John Legend & Common Oscar Performance: Chris Pine & David Oyelowo Cry Watching ‘Glory’ From ‘Selma’
John and Common gave us one of the nights highlights with their emotional performance of “Glory”.
Selma, which was directed by AvaDuVernay and had Oprah as one of its producers, also received an Oscar nomination for Best Picture. It is based on the 1965 Selma to Montgomery voting rights marches led by Martin Luther King, Jr. The crowd truly embraced the films message.
John is having a truly amazing year so far and it’s only February! Not only did he already win the Oscar and Golden Globe for “Glory”, but he also slayed with his performance of “America The Beautiful” during the Super Bowl on Feb. 1. Of course he does have to share some of his success with John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn who wrote the music and lyrics for “Glory.”
But after all that success does John still get nervous before a playing on a big night like the Oscars? He joked about performance jitters saying ‘Hundreds and Millions of People Are Watching so, No Big Deal!’ to People.
Well if John was nervous we sure didn’t notice!
Chrissy Teigen Shocking Comments At Grammy Awards
John has been making the award show rounds this year and his gorgeous wife Chrissy Teigen is always by his side– which can sometimes be problematic during interviews.
During an interview with Extra at the Grammy Awards on Feb. 8, the outspoken model let it slip that she and John had sex in the presence of President Barack Obama!
When the 29-year-old model was asked what was the best public place they had ever had sex, she laughed and turned to her hubby: “Is this the best or the worst…Okay the best, um, probably the Obama thing.”
But not only did Chrissy let the cat out of the bag, she also walked off camera leaving John to deal with the stunned hosts. “I don’t know,” he said. “We’re not going to discuss that. We’re not talking about it, that’s the truth.”
Chrissy did come back and added a little clarity to her comments: “Not the White House. 100% not the White House.” John confirmed that saying: “It was not at the White House. That’s correct. He was not elected yet.”
Chrissy knew she was in hot water saying: “I’m in trouble now”. Not with us you aren’t Chrissy, keep those shocking comments coming!
What do you think HollywoodLifers, did you love John and Common’s performance?
— Tim Plant