This Is Us‘ Kate Pearson goals of creating a profession as a singer — and Chrissy Metz simply lived her character’s goals.
The tv star carried out “I’m Standing With You” from her faith-based movie Breakthrough. The observe was penned by songwriting legend Diane Warren, who may lastly get her Oscar tonight after being nominated a whopping 11 occasions.
Metz took to the Oscar stage to ship the tune in a glowing blue cape costume, in step with one of many greatest style tendencies of the evening. Her soulful tackle the tune showcased a brand new vary she hasn’t had the prospect to fairly dig into on This Is Us. Metz was backed up by a gospel choir standing in entrance of a swirling blue background meant to characterize the function of water in Breakthrough‘s plot.
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“The tune is so lovely, and I believe it must be heard,” she beforehand informed EW whereas getting ready to carry out the tune stay for the primary time throughout April’s ACM Awards.
In Breakthrough, Metz stars as Joyce Smith, a girl whose teenage son drowned, was pronounced lifeless, and miraculously got here again to life as she prayed over his physique. The movie marked a big transfer for Metz exterior of This Is Us, however its crowning (and most becoming) achievement is that it led to her performing stay on the Oscars — a chance her This Is Us character can nonetheless solely dream about.
Followers of the present will know that Metz has a phenomenal voice after witnessing her ship a phenomenal cowl of Fleetwood Mac’s “Landslide.” Kate additionally makes an attempt a quick profession stint as an Adele-o-gram. In reality, Kate’s singing goals got here by advantage of Metz’s personal childhood aspirations, so it’s an actual full-circle second for her to carry out on the Oscars.
Not even a This Is Us flash-forward may have predicted this.
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