Auli’i Cravalho was performing her hit song from the Disney movie Moana for the Academy Awards tonight when she was struck in the head by a flag by a dancer behind her.
Like a champ, Cravalho barely flinched and continued to sing.
Cravalho, 16, is from Kohala, Hawaii and was selected to be the newest voice of a Disney princess after hundreds of auditions, reports the Huffington Post. Cravalho was one of the last actresses casting director Rachel Sutton saw before she was offered the title role. Cravalho starred with fellow voice actor Dwayne Johnson in the animated film, but her breakout moment in the movie was brought to her by Hamilton star and composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the song “How Far I’ll Go.”
Prior to Cravalho’s live performance of “How Far I’ll Go” at the Oscars tonight, Miranda performed a rap to introduce the starlet. You can watch Cravalho’s full performance in the Twitter video above, including Miranda’s rap.
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