Teenage Moana Star Adorably Whacked by Flag During Oscars Performance

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Auli’i Cravalho performing at the 2017 Academy Awards. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Auli’i Cravalho is having quite the night at the Academy Awards. The 16-year-old actress starred in Moana and this evening took the stage to give a stunningly poised performance of “How Far I’ll Go,” which is nominated for Best Song. It was nearly perfect, save for the brief moment where Cravalho was smacked in the head by a rogue flag being waved by a backup dancer.

Cravalho didn’t seem thrown by the flag for very long and proceeded to nail the rest of her performance.

Moana Star Adorably Whacked by Flag During Oscars