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They are some of the most entertaining moments at the every year; those musical performances of the tracks nominated for Best Original Song that are sprinkled throughout the Oscars telecast -- and this year was no exception.

The nominees in this category ranged from animated features like to and performance was nothing short of amazing from every single artist.

If you didn't have a chance to catch these performances when they happened live than you truly missed out. But don't worry, we've got you covered.

Here is a complete list of of musical performances that rocked the Oscars.

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Justin Timberlake- Can't Stop The Feeling

If the first time you heard this song was at the Oscars, then either you didn't see Trolls or you've been living under a rock this past year. Justin Timberlake's latest massive hit became the the theme song to the hit children's movie, and was one of the most played songs on the radio in 2016. The upbeat tune that was "Can't Stop the Feeling" was the perfect way to open up the Oscars and set the tune for positivity and surprises that it was. (Watch the full performance above.)

Lin-Manuel Miranda/ Auli'i Cravalho- "How Far I'll Go"

If you thought that the music from Frozen was game-changing, then Moana took it and flipped it completely on its backside. Done by the musical genius Lin-Manuel Miranda, every single song is extremely catchy and stays stuck in your head hours after you finish watching the movie. One of those songs, "How Far I'll Go," was nominated for Best Original Song, and out of all of the songs in that movie, it certainly deserved it the most of all.

Not only was it the most inspiring of the songs in the movie, but it also served as the breakout role for Cravalho as Moana, whose amazing voice certainly paving her way as a future star.

Sting- "The Empty Chair"

Different from any of the other songs nominated this year, "The Empty Chair" came from the documentary, Jim: The James Foley Story. Performed by the musical legend Sting with nothing but an acoustic guitar and his voice, the song was truly a touching moment.

Jim: The James Foley Story is a documentary about an American journalist who was killed by ISIS back in 2014 and this performance was a loving tribute to him memory.

John Legend- "City of Stars"/"Audition (The Fools Who Dream)"

When it was first announced that John Legend would be performing both songs nominated for La La Land some fans might have thought it was an odd choice. After all, he hadn't performed either song in the movie. But then Legend performed the tracks from the film in a moving medley and left little doubt he was the perfect choice.

"City of Stars" would go on to win the Oscar for Best Original Song that night, making this performance in hindsight even more memorable.

So what was your favorite song performed at the Oscars? Do you agree with the song that won?Let me know your thoughts down below!


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