Queen will rock the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday, the Motion Picture Academy announced today.
The performance—with Adam Lambert on vocals for the late Freddie Mercury–will frame an evening where the biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, is up for several awards, including best actor for Rami Malek, who portrayed Mercury in the movie.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 18, 2019
The song, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” was revealed to be the most streamed song of the 20th Century in November.
Queen guitarist Dr. Brian May teased the performance on Instagram, writing “Time to Rock the Oscars” blasting “We Will Rock You” against an image on Lambert on stage.
Yeeeeeay !!!! Time to Rock the Oscars —- watch this space !!! Bri X https://t.co/DS0J5uDPxV
— Dr. Brian May (@DrBrianMay) February 18, 2019
Queen + Adam Lambert will open the show, which airs 8 p.m. EST.
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019