Gael Garcia Bernal's Oscar gig has Twitter in splits

ANI | Updated: Mar 05, 2018 09:04 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar 5 (ANI): Gael Garcia Bernal took the stage alongside Miguel to perform his song 'Remember Me' at this year's Oscars and Twitter has mixed feelings about it.

Taken from the film 'Coco,' the song, originally features Mexican vocalist Natalia Lafourcade and was written by 'Frozen' songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, was nominated for Best Original Song at this year's awards, the only song from an animated film to receive the nomination.

And while some people commended the 39-year-old actor for trying his hand at singing, others quickly latched on to have some fun of their own.

"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."

Meanwhile, other twitterers couldn't quite get on board with Bernal's gig, with one saying, "Someone give Gael Garcia Bernal a bucket bc he needs some serious help carrying that tune."

"Me: wait I didn't know Gael Garcia Bernal could sing! Me ten seconds later: oh never mind he's just hot," wrote another twitterer.

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. (ANI)