Queen, With Adam Lambert, To Perform At Oscars On Sunday
Posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 11:38 am
The rock band Queen, immortalized in the Oscar- nominated film “Bohemian Rhapsody,” will perform during Sunday’s Academy Awards telecast, the band and the Motion Picture Academy announced Monday.
Former “American Idol” contestant Adam Lambert, who toured with Queen from 2014-18, will join original band members Brian May and Roger Taylor as the lead vocalist, stepping in for the late Freddie Mercury.
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is the story of the band’s career from 1970 through 1985’s Live Aid concert, with an emphasis on Mercury’s contribution.
It is nominated for best picture, best actor (Rami Malek for playing Mercury), best sound editing, best sound mixing and best film editing.
“We will rock The Oscars,” Lambert tweeted Monday.
Previously announced musical performances for the Feb. 24 show include Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Hudson and Bette Midler.