Mary J. Blige Delivers a Riveting Performance of 'Mighty River' at the 2018 Oscars

With two nominations in tow, including best supporting actress and best original song from the 2017 film Mudbound, Mary J. Blige delivered a rousing performance of her song "Mighty River" at the 2018 Oscars on Sunday (March 4).

Clad in a purple dress, Blige floated through her Oscar-nominated song with seamless precision. Halfway through the record, a bevy of backup singers sauntered onstage and helped anchor the song's empowering hook. As they clapped and fervently chanted "Mighty River," Blige finished the record strong with several powerful high notes, earning a standing ovation from the crowd. 

Watch Blige's performance above. 

2018 Academy Awards