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WATCH: Sting Performs at Oscars

By: Maura O'Malley

February 27, 2017

At last night’s 89th Annual Academy Awards, Sting gave a powerful performance of his song “The Empty Chair,” an Oscar-nominated song in its own right. The song, which was recorded on the piano, was performed acoustically last night.  

“The Empty Chair” is known for its appearance in the documentary Jim: The James Foley Story. The film tells the story of James Foley, an American journalist who was beheaded by ISIS after his capture in Syria. So, as you can imagine, last night’s tribute—while beautiful—definitely had a melancholy tone.