Gael Garcia Bernal sang the nominated hit "Remember Me" from the film Coco. While some people commended the actor for trying his hand at singing, others couldn't quite get on board

By Jodi Guglielmi
March 04, 2018 09:39 PM
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Gael Garcia Bernal took the stage to perform at the 2018 Oscars ceremony — and Twitter has mixed feelings about it.

Bernal sang the nominated hit “Remember Me” from the film Coco. And while some people commended the actor for trying his hand at singing, others couldn’t quite get on board.

“Don’t care that Gael García Bernal can’t really sing because his singing face was so beautiful and earnest #oscars,” wrote one user.

“I love Gael Garcia Bernal so much for being game to do that verse,” wrote another, referencing the first part of the song. “He’s not a singer, and it was so completely exposed. My heart kinda sploded a little.”

Others were less than impressed.

“Someone give Gael Garcia Bernal a bucket bc he needs some serious help carrying that tune.”

“Yikes Gael Garcia Bernal in the beginning of ‘Remember Me’ performance was rough,” commented another viewer.

Ahead of the ceremony, Bernal admitted he was simply “hoping for the best” when it came to his performance.

“When I heard that the song was nominated I was like, ‘Oh, my God!’ I was happy, but I was a bit in shock because I thought, ‘OK, they’re going to make me sing the song,” he said on the red carpet.

The 90th Oscars were held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018, and were telecast live on ABC.