Queen, Adam Lambert to rock Oscars with live performance

Jason LaVeris  FilmMagic

Jason LaVeris FilmMagic

Quoting a line from the iconic Queen song "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Academy said: "Is this the real life?"

Queen want fans to recreate the "stomp, stomp, clap" beat from We Will Rock You and share it on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtag #Stompforqueen.

It couldn't be a more appropriate booking with the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody expected to sweep the awards. Rami Malek portrayed Freddie in the movie and he's up for the Best Actor Oscar for his work in the film.

The Academy said on Monday that Queen, the band at the center of best picture nominee "Bohemian Rhapsody", is set to perform on the host-less telecast. The move, which is not completely a surprise, comes in the wake of the blockbuster success of "Bohemian Rhapsody", the biopic about the band and its late singer, Freddie Mercury. Unfortunately it was pipped to the post at the Baftas earlier this month when Alfonso Cuarón's stylish drama Roma picked up Best Film.

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Jennifer Hudson will sing "I'll Fight" from "RBG", Gillian Welch and David Rawlings will duet on "When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings" from "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", and Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga will do "Shallow" from "A Star Is Born".

Queen's original lineup of Brian May, Freddie Mercury, John Deacon and Roger Taylor in 1989. 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.

The Oscars 2019 take place on 25 February in Los Angeles.

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