'Moana' Star Auli'i Cravalho Gets Hit in the Head During Oscar Performance, Carries on Like a Boss

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Auli’i Cravalho, we salute you.
The Moana star took to the stage at the 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday to perform the animated film’s Oscar-nominated ballad, “How Far I’ll Go,” but the performance didn’t exactly go as planned.
During the performance, the 16-year-old newcomer -- looking divine in a deep red floor-length ball gown -- was accompanied by a dozen dancers in the background holding large, flowing blue flags meant to symbolize ocean waves. PHOTOS: See All the 2017 Oscars Red Carpet Looks
As the dancers neared Cravalho during one of the choruses, she was hit by one of the large flags in the head. Oops.
Being that was the Oscars, any slight mishap could have affected the rest of the performance, but not for the Hawaiian native. She carried on like a total boss! RELATED: Lin-Manuel Miranda Is One Oscar Away From an EGOT
Whew!
Lin-Manuel Miranda, who wrote the songs for Moana, opened Cravalho’s performance with an original rap in the style of the Tony-winning musical, Hamilton.
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