The 2017 Oscars honored the TOP movies, actors, and actresses in Hollywood! Justin Timberlake was slated to open the show with his hit song from the movie Trolls, “Can’t Stop the Feeling”. Which was also nominated for Best Original Song.
Starting outside the Dolby Theater, a tux-rocking Timberlake danced and sang his way down the aisle to the stage, trailed by dancers in formalwear. As Timberlake danced his heart out onstage, the stars in the audience seemed to be enjoying a respite from the pre-awards tension: Jeff Bridges, Javier Bardem, Charlize Theron, Naomie Harris, Janelle Monáe, Brie Larson, Taraji P. Henson, and Octavia Spencer were among the actors caught on camera dancing. Timberlake also took a charming moment to cut a rug with wife Jessica Biel.
As “Can’t Stop the Feeling” came to an end, Timberlake shifted gears into one of his own favorite songs: “Lovely Day” by Bill Withers. (Timberlake has said that the 1977 R&B hit was a big influence on his Oscar-nominated song.)
The performance that had the audience dancing on their feet was musically directed by Adam Blackstone, CEO of BASSic Black Entertainment and fellow “Tennessee Kid”.
Check out a few pics from the performance below!
To see the full performance video click HERE!