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Moana’s Auli’i Cravalho Barely Flinches as She’s Hit in the Head With a Flag During Oscars 2017 Performance

Moana star Auli’i Cravalho was hit in the head with a flag during her performance with Lin-Manuel Miranda at the 2017 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 26, but she took it like a champ. Watch the snafu in the video above, and follow Us Weekly’s Oscars live blog for all the highlights from the show!

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Fellow Moana star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson introduced the 16-year-old singer’s performance, joking, “I’ve been told that in these very politically charged times, there’s literally only one thing that can bring the entire planet together: Dwayne Johnson singing his song from the Oscar-nominated Moana, live in front of a billion people.”

The WWE wrestler, 44, then told the star-studded audience that the Academy quickly changed their minds after hearing his questionable vocals and, instead, chose his “twin” Cravalho.

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Kicking off the performance, Hamilton creator Miranda, 37, who cowrote the music for Moana, took the stage at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre to deliver a prologue. Soon after, Cravalho, clad in a stunning red gown, joined him and belted out a powerful rendition of “How Far I’ll Go” from the Disney animated movie.

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The Kohala, Hawaii, native brought Moana to life on stage as dancers pranced around her with ocean blue flags. In one split-second moment, a performer bumped Cravalho’s head with a flag, but she barely flinched and continued to show off her vocal prowess.

Moana is nominated for two Oscars tonight: Best Animated Feature Film and Best Original Song for “How Far I’ll Go.”

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