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Natalia Lafourcade (up) – Photo: Tanya Guerrero/EL UNIVERSAL, Gael García (down) – Photo: Marco Ugarte/AP, and “Remember Me” illustration – Photo: Taken from Coco Facebook page

Natalia Lafourcade and Gael García to perform “Remember Me”

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Kristen Anderson-López and Robert López’s touching theme song for Pixar's Coco at the Oscars

Mexican singer Natalia Lafourcade, Mexican actor and director Gael García Bernal, and American singer Miguel will perform “Remember Me," the heartwarming theme song for Pixar's Coco at the Oscars, as the stage will welcome the original singers of the year's five Oscar-nominated songs.

Mary J. Blige will perform “Mighty River” from Mudbound, Common and Andra Day will sing “Stand Up for Something” from Marshall, Keala Settle will interpret “This Is Me” from The Greatest Showman, and Sufjan Stevens will perform “Mystery of Love” from Call Me by Your Name at the awards ceremony to be held on March 4.

Coco is the frontrunner Animated Feature Film and Original Song nominee for Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez’s touching melody “Remember Me.”

Coco is inspired by Mexican traditions and follows the story of Miguel, a kid who dreams to become a famous musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz. Miguel will then embark on an adventure across the Land of the Dead to find why music is prohibited in his family.

The film depicts many elements from one of the most representative traditions in Mexico: Day of the Dead, and it was directed by Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3).

The film received over 4 million spectators in its first opening weekend in Mexico, which has made it the most-watched original animated film in the country.

The 90th edition of the Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on Sunday, March 4,  featuring American comedian Jimmy Kimmel as host.

Oscar frontrunner "Shape of Water," by Mexican director Guillermo del Toro will be a favorite as it whopped 13 Oscar nominations.


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