Reba McEntire leaves audience in tears after 'emotional' Oscars performance

Reba performed Somehow You Do live from the 2022 Oscars.

Reba McEntire left Diane Warren in tears on Sunday after she performed 'Somehow You Do' live from the 2022 Oscars.

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The country star sang the song, nominated for Best Original Song from the film Four Good Days, and written by 13-time Academy Award nominee Diane - who has yet to take home the trophy.


Reba looked magnificent on the stage as she wowed fans in a black V-neck velvet Dolce and Gabbana gown with embeished waist detailing. At the end of the song, the crowd cheered for her while many looked moved.

However, she admitted that she had been "very emotional" before the big moment as days before she was due to perform at the 1991 ceremony, eight members of her touring band were killed in a plane crash.

"I said yes to the Oscars in '91 and then the plane crash happened and then I went ahead and sang the song because I felt [road manager] Jim Hammon talking to me, saying, 'Go do it for us. We're checked out of this heartbreak hotel,'" the star shared, adding that she didn't "feel excited".

"And so I finally figured it out yesterday, I thought if I got too excited, something could happen. So I said, 'God, I'm just gonna give it up to you,' and it lifted like a hundred pounds. We went to rehearsal and I had a great time."


Reba wowed fans with the performance

Before the ceremony, Reba walked the red carpet in a green sequin gown by Dolce and Gabbama and was joined by Diane for pictures.

The most hotly anticipated red carpet of the year did not disappoint as the celebrities pulled it out of the bag with a selection of stunning and colorful choices.


Reba's song was written by 13-time Oscars nominee Diane Warren

Nominees including Jessica ChastainPenelope CruzNicole Kidman, and Kristen Stewart brought their A-game to Hollywood's Dolby Theater with Best Actress nominee Jessica looking beautiful in a gold and lavender ombre dress by Gucci that featured a pretty ruffled trim.

Best Supporting Actress nominee Ariana DeBose rocked a stunning red pantsuit on the red carpet with an incredible cape while Lupita Nyong'o stood out from the crowd in a gorgeous metallic gold Prada dress with silver embellishments and a tasseled skirt.

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