QUEEN to perform at the Oscars
By Jake Brinkerhoff on February 22, 2019
Even without iconic QUEEN frontman Freddie Mercury, the show must go on — and on Sunday, it will.
Original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor will perform at the Oscars awards ceremony with American Idol winner Adam Lambert, who auditioned for the show in 2009 with a rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Lambert has fronted several tours with May and Taylor, and the trio are currently preparing to kick off their North American Rhapsody tour this summer.
While we don’t know what song QUEEN + Adam Lambert will perform on Sunday, we do know it will be a kind of magic. Here’s Lambert performing “Bohemian Rhapsody” May and Taylor at the Hollywood Bowl in 2017:
With the Bohemian Rhapsody film picking up five Oscar nominations, including “Best Picture” and “Best Actor in a Leading Role” for Rami Malek’s portrayal of Mercury, chances are high that the film picks up at least one win. Don’t worry — we’re getting our best “We Are the Champions” jokes ready to go.
But regardless of its Oscar outcomes, Bohemian Rhapsody has truly rocked the world. Raking in nearly $850 million at the box office, it is not-only the highest grossing music biopic to date, it’s the highest grossing drama, period. That’s killer, QUEEN.
Catch the Oscars this Sunday at 6:00 PM mountain time!