Queen will, Queen will rock you…at the Oscars this year.
The Academy of Motion Pictures announced via Twitter that the legendary British band and its current lead singer, Adam Lambert, will perform on the Feb. 24 telecast on ABC50.
“Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? We welcome @QueenWillRock and @adamlambert to this year’s #Oscars,” the Academy tweeted.
Lambert and Queen announced the news on their own Twitter accounts as well.
“Bohemian Rhapsody,” the movie that tells the story of Queen’s iconic lead singer Freddie Mercury, is nominated for five Oscars this year, including best picture and best actor for Rami Malek, who plays Mercury.
None of the songs in “Bohemian Rhapsody” are actually nominated for best original song, however, since they were not written specifically for the movie.
In addition to Queen’s performance, four out of the five best original song nominees will be performed on the Oscar telecast. Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper will perform “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born,” while Bette Midler will sing “The Place Where Lost Things Go” from “Mary Poppins Returns.”
Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings will sing “When a Cowboy Trades His Spurs for Wings,” from the movie “The Ballad of Buster Scruggs,” and Jennifer Hudson will sing “I’ll Fight” from the documentary “RBG.”
It’s not clear if the final best original song nominee, “All the Stars,” will be performed. The song from “Black Panther” was written and recorded by rapper Kendrick Lamar and R&B singer SZA.
And here’s a fun fact: Lady Gaga’s stage name is taken from the Queen song “Radio Gaga.” Now they’ll be on the same stage together.
The 91st Annual Academy Awards will air Feb. 24 live on ABC50 starting at 8 pm.