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WATCH AGAIN: Queen, led by Adam Lambert, performs at 91st Oscars

91st Annual Academy Awards - Show
Posted at 6:47 PM, Feb 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-25 11:09:51-05

Rock band Queen opened the 91st Academy Awards with some bright lights, a little stage smoke, and a tribute to original member Freddie Mercury.

Guitarist Brian May and lead singer and American Idol alum Adam Lambert, the band's lead singer, took the stage performing two of the band's iconic hits, "We Will Rock You" and "We are the Champions."
At the end of the performance, a picture of Freddie Mercury displayed on a large screen behind them.

Actor Rami Malek, who portrays Mercury in the Oscar-nominated film, Bohemian Rhapsody, watched from the audience. Bohemian Rhapsody is up for five awards: Best Picture, performance by an actor (Rami Malek), film editing, sound editing and sound mixing.