Oscars: Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Intro to Auli’i Cravalho's Performance of 'Moana' Oscar-Nominated Song
The 'Hamilton' creator and 'Moana' star performed the original song "How Far I'll Go" from the animated feature.
Lin-Manuel Miranda introduced the 16-year-old star of the Oscar-nominated film Moana, Auli'i Cravalho, with a rap performance leading into her first-ever Oscar appearance.
As Miranda exited the stage, the curtains opened to reveal Cravalho, dressed in a red gown, as she performed the Oscar-nominated original song "How Far I'll Go" from Disney's aquatic animated feature.
As dancers waved blue banners behind her, evoking the oceanic feel of the film, Cravalho belted the hit to the room full of some of Hollywood's biggest stars.
Miranda, who wrote the tune, earned his first Oscar nomination for his work writing the music for the family film.