During a powerful performance of “Stand Up For Something” from Marshall, Andra Cay and Common were joined by a team of activists on the Oscars stage Sunday night (March 4) to send out an important message.
The song has become an empowerment anthem over the past few months from the Los Angeles Women's March to soundtracking the calls for gun violence prevention and immigrant rights. But at the Oscars, Common and Day wanted to shine a light on a group of 10 activists to bring attention to the issues they support.
Added Day: “I am truly honored to share the stage with such powerful people. People who work, sacrifice and have fought through their personal pain to make the world a better place. ... Common and I wanted to show people who are working everyday in the trenches to transform perceptions, circumstances, legislation, social and political landscapes, and bring hope to the hopeless.”
The pair's collaborator, legendary songwriter Diane Warren said, “The song has resonated with so many different groups that to literally have them represented on the stage … what an amazing honor.”