Reba McEntire brought a message of hope with a heartfelt tribute to Ukraine during the 94th Academy Awards.
Join by the Oscars’ all-star, the country superstar took to the stage Oscars’ stage on Sunday evening (Mar. 27) with a special performance of “Somehow You Do,” a track nominated for Best Original Song from the film, Four Good Days.
Donning a black gown emblazoned with gems, McEntire belted out the lyrics to the Diane Warren penned track. Her performance also featured special guests, including Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Jonas Brothers’ Kevin Jonas.
“Somehow You Do” was written by 13-time Academy Award nominee Diane Warren.
The performance marked McEntire’s first time on the Oscars stage in 31 years. She last took the stage in 1991 when she filled in for Meryl Streep to perform “I’m Checkin’ Out,” another Warren penned track, from the movie, Postcards from the Edge, which was nominated for Best Original Song at the Oscars that same year.
McEntire even earned a thumbs up from her boyfriend, Rex Linn, who was watching from the crowd.
The Performance Serves As A Heartfelt Tribute To Ukraine
Following McEntire’s performance, the Oscars’ paused for a moment of silence in support of Ukraine.
“We’d like to have a moment of silence to show our support for the people of Ukraine currently facing invasion, conflict and prejudice within their own borders,” a message read.
“While film is an important avenue for us to express our humanity in the time of conflict, the reality is millions of families in Ukraine need food, medical care, clean water, and emergency services. Resources are scarce, and we – collectively as a global community – can do more,” the message shown on a screen floating above McEntire read.
“We ask you to support Ukraine in any way you are able. #StandWithUkraine,” the message concluded.
In addition to McEntire, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS (“No Time To Die”), Beyoncé (“Be Alive”), Sebastián Yatra (“Dos Oruguitas”), Becky G, Luis Fonsi and the cast of Encanto (“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”) also performed during the coveted awards show.
Co-hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, the 94th Academy Awards aired on Sunday, March 27 at 8/7c on ABC.