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Watch ‘Steven Universe’ come to life and sing in a live performance by the cast at Comic-Con

Estelle performs “Stronger Than You” during the “Steven Universe” panel at Comic-Con International 2016 in San Diego.

“Steven Universe” is known for many things: charm, inclusive storytelling, oddball fantasy plots, various gemstones and its absolutely excellent, original soundtrack. At Comic-Con that world came alive for one day only.

The cast and crew of the animated series kicked off their Friday panel with a live performance of their beloved and batty tunes — an event dubbed the “Steven Sing-A-Verse.” 

Previous panels have broken out into musical moments, but this was the first time the musical minds behind the show gathered with the cast for a live concert — including character Garnet played by pop singer Estelle, who blew fans away. 

“Steven Universe” creator Rebecca Sugar was joined by the show’s composers Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema, cast members Zach Callison (Steven), Estelle (Garnet), Michaela Dietz (Amethyst) and Deedee Magno Hall (Pearl), writer Ben Levin, writer and storyboard artist Jeff Liu and violinist Jeff Ball, with former supervising director Ian Jones-Quartey serving as moderator.

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“Steven Universe” panelists, from left, Jeff Ball, Ian Jones-Quartey, Deedee Magno Hall, Zach Callison, Jeff Liu, Rebecca Sugar, Ben Levin, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Aivi Tran and Steven “Surasshu” Velema.
"Steven Universe" panelists, from left, Jeff Ball, Ian Jones-Quartey, Deedee Magno Hall, Zach Callison, Jeff Liu, Rebecca Sugar, Ben Levin, Michaela Dietz, Estelle, Aivi Tran and Steven "Surasshu" Velema.
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Our panel recap, and discussion about the personal importance of LGBTQ representation to show creator Rebecca Sugar, can be found in a previous write-up.

But we’ve also compiled a list of the songs performed at the first ever “Steven Sing-A-Verse” concert (with a few video sneak peeks). Aivi and Surasshu got things started with the all-instrumental “Amalgam,” a song that fans of the show will recognize as the music that plays when Amethyst and Pearl perform their fusion dance. 

Here is the rest of the setlist:  

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1. “Don’t Cost Nothin’” and ”Mr. Greg” (from “Mr. Greg”)

2. “It’s Over (Isn’t It)” (from “Mr. Greg”)

3. “Both of You” (from “Mr. Greg”)

4. “On the Road” (from “On the Road”)

5. “Tower of Mistakes” (from “Cry for Help”)

6. “Stronger Than You” (from “Jail Break”) 

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Watch Estelle and the “Steven Universe” cast and crew perform “Stronger Than You” at the show’s panel at Comic-Con.

7. The full end credit theme

Watch Rebecca Sugar perform the ending theme from “Steven Universe” at the show’s panel at Comic-Con in San Diego.

8. The extended opening theme

After the musical portion of the presentation, the panel shifted to a more conventional format and took questions from the audience. But that didn’t mean the music was over — toward the end of the panel Sugar performed a song from an upcoming episode. 

tracy.brown@latimes.com

Twitter: @tracycbrown

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UPDATES:

6:35 p.m.: This article was updated with additional details about the performance. 

This article was originally published on July 24 at 9:50 a.m.


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