Oscars 2015: John Legend and Common Perform 'Glory' From 'Selma'

John Legend and Common brought tears to the eyes of “Selma” star David Oyelowo.

Afterwards, when Common accepted the Oscar for Best Original Song he explained that the bridge “was once a landmark of a divided nation, but now it’s a symbol for change.” John Legend added that “Selma is now, because the struggle for justice is right now.”

Legend later said he felt "lifted" during the performance.

"It felt like something special was happening, and then we finished and everyone was crying, people were standing, I felt so much love in the room," he told ABC's Robin Roberts.

"I felt like we were paying honor to Dr. King and all these people that fought for us and stood up for us. I felt like they were coming through the music," Common added.