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Oscars 2017: Watch Sting Perform “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story

HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 26: Musician Sting performs onstage during the 89th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on February 26, 2017 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

After driving Eddie Vedder to tears this summer on his Rock Paper Scissors tour with Peter Gabriel, Sting came to the Oscars to perform “The Empty Chair” from Jim: The James Foley Story. Sting gave a heartfelt acoustic rendition of the of the song, which was inspired by the photojournalist who was kidnapped and killed by ISIS while reporting on the Syrian Civil War.

Check out a clip from the performance and hear the full studio version of the track below.