Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars Ceremony

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Queen is ready to rock the Oscars. The Academy announced in a tweet Monday that the legendary British rock band profiled in the Best Picture-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody” will perform during Sunday’s Oscars broadcast.Queen’s live touring act features original members Brian May and Roger Taylor and is led by singer Adam Lambert in place of Freddie Mercury. The group’s former bassist, John Deacon, retired in 1997.“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @AdamLambert to this year’s Oscars,” the Academy tweeted.Also Read: Motion Picture Sound Editors Give Top Awards to 'A Quiet Place,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Spider-Man'The announcement by the Academy comes after it reversed a decision to move four of the 24 awards to commercial breaks at this year’s ceremony and presenting edited speeches later on in the broadcast. The plan was an effort to shorten the awards broadcast to under three hours, which producer Donna Gigliotti said in an interview with the New York Times Monday would now not be possible.The Oscars will also feature musical performances by each of the five Oscar-nominated songs. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Hudson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and Bette Midler will all perform at the ceremony, with Welch and Rawlings performing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” and Midler performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.” And it’s expected that Kendrick Lamar and SZA will also perform “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.”“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of the formation of Queen and the life story of singer Freddie Mercury, as portrayed by Rami Malek, is nominated for five Oscars.Also Read: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Wins Cinema Audio Society Award for Sound MixingThe 91st Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC.Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's Oscars!https://t.co/7uDf42FbjJ— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 18, 2019Queen + @adamlambert will ROCK YOU! ???????? ????Feb 24th. 5pm PST. Oscars Oscars2019@TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/gpyytIeBdU— Queen (@QueenWillRock) February 18, 2019We will rock The Oscars ???? Feb 24th. 5pm PST. @TheAcademy @QueenWillRock pic.twitter.com/BlGkKnhL68— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019Read original story Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars Ceremony At TheWrap
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Queen is ready to rock the Oscars. The Academy announced in a tweet Monday that the legendary British rock band profiled in the Best Picture-nominated “Bohemian Rhapsody” will perform during Sunday’s Oscars broadcast.

Queen’s live touring act features original members Brian May and Roger Taylor and is led by singer Adam Lambert in place of Freddie Mercury. The group’s former bassist, John Deacon, retired in 1997.

“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @AdamLambert to this year’s #Oscars,” the Academy tweeted.

Also Read: Motion Picture Sound Editors Give Top Awards to 'A Quiet Place,' 'Bohemian Rhapsody,' 'Spider-Man'

The announcement by the Academy comes after it reversed a decision to move four of the 24 awards to commercial breaks at this year’s ceremony and presenting edited speeches later on in the broadcast. The plan was an effort to shorten the awards broadcast to under three hours, which producer Donna Gigliotti said in an interview with the New York Times Monday would now not be possible.

The Oscars will also feature musical performances by each of the five Oscar-nominated songs. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Hudson, Gillian Welch and David Rawlings and Bette Midler will all perform at the ceremony, with Welch and Rawlings performing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings” and Midler performing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.” And it’s expected that Kendrick Lamar and SZA will also perform “All the Stars” from “Black Panther.”

“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the story of the formation of Queen and the life story of singer Freddie Mercury, as portrayed by Rami Malek, is nominated for five Oscars.

Also Read: 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Wins Cinema Audio Society Award for Sound Mixing

The 91st Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 on ABC.

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year's #Oscars!https://t.co/7uDf42FbjJ

— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 18, 2019

Queen + @adamlambert will ROCK YOU! ???????? ????

Feb 24th. 5pm PST. #Oscars #Oscars2019@TheAcademy pic.twitter.com/gpyytIeBdU

— Queen (@QueenWillRock) February 18, 2019

We will rock The Oscars ????
Feb 24th. 5pm PST. @TheAcademy @QueenWillRock pic.twitter.com/BlGkKnhL68

— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019

Read original story Queen and Adam Lambert Will Perform at Oscars Ceremony At TheWrap