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Queen To Perform With Adam Lambert At This Year's Oscar Ceremony

Dominic Smithers

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Queen To Perform With Adam Lambert At This Year's Oscar Ceremony

Featured Image Credit: PA

Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has been a colossal success since it hit cinemas last year, raking it in at the box office and absolutely smashing awards season.

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And with the Oscars just around the corner, fans of the British rock band will have another reason to tune in as the group's remaining members will perform at the glitzy awards do.

The news was confirmed on the Oscars' official Twitter account.

Quoting a line from the iconic Queen song 'Bohemian Rhapsody', the Academy said: "Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's #Oscars!"

The band then confirmed it on their own page. A tweet from the account said: "Queen + @adamlambert will ROCK YOU! Feb 24th. 5pm PST."

Former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert has performed with them for the past eight years, including world tours in 2014 and 2018.

Speaking to People last year, the singer revealed that he was 'really nervous' when he was first asked to take on the frontman role once occupied by the late rock icon Freddie Mercury.

He said: "Not only did I have to make sure my voice held up and I know all the words... but it was also the perception of fans; I definitely had some concerns.

"This is not my music that I wrote. This is me, as a guest, with one of the greatest rock bands of all time, singing the songs that one of the greatest rock singers of all time brought to life.

"Freddie is irreplaceable. There's no way to compare to him. It was always my hope that audiences would understand that I'm up there just excited to sing great music that everyone knows."

Rami Malek has been praised for his performance as the iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury. Credit: PA
Rami Malek has been praised for his performance as the iconic frontman, Freddie Mercury. Credit: PA

Lambert also had a cameo in the smash hit film, which tells the story of Mercury and the band's rise to fame, taking in Freddie's relationship with Mary Austin, his AIDs diagnosis and Queen's iconic Live Aid performance in 1985.

The film's main star Rami Malek has been a hit with critics and audiences, picking up the Best Actor gong at the Golden Globes, SAG Awards and the Baftas.

And the movie itself has also performed well during awards season, taking home the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture - Drama. Unfortunately it was pipped to the post at the Baftas earlier this month when Alfonso Cuarón's stylish drama Roma picked up Best Film.

Topics: TV and Film, Music, Interesting, US News, US Entertainment

Dominic Smithers
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