The performance will be a little unusual since Bohemian Rhapsody is nominated for Best Picture but not Best Song. Usually, the nominees in that category are featured throughout the show. However, this year everything seems to be a little off balance, with Bette Midler performing Emily Blunt’s nominated track from Mary Poppins and the Black Panther song not being featured at all. Then again, there is no denying that the appearance of Queen will be a huge crowd pleaser. So, when can fans expect to see the band perform during the notoriously long and drawn-out show tonight?
The great news is that Queen will open the entire show.
This year there is no host, so no self-indulgent opening patter or comedy skits. Instead, one of the biggest bands of all time will kick the night off with a medley of their greatest hits.
Producer Glenn Weiss said: “The music is so well-known that this to us became a really great way to open the show and not be traditional like a normal awards show and depend on things like a monologue… Just opening the show with that kind of energy and known music and excitement allows us to start this in a different way, and we think it’s really good to just jump right in.”
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What time do the 2019 Oscars start?
The Oscars will be broadcast live tonight on ABC at 8pm Eastern Standard Time, 5pm Pacific Standard Time and 1am in the UK.
How To Watch The 2019 Oscars?
American viewers can watch the show on television on ABC. Fans around the world can tune it at Oscars.com, or via the Academy’s Facebook page.
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Will Rami Malek perform with Queen?
Many fans would love a chance to hear Malek sing. Despite his protestations to the contrary, he actually sounds pretty good in the behind-the-scenes bonus features on the Bohemian Rhapsody home entertainment packages.
However, it is Adam Lambert who will take to the stage, alongside Roger Taylor and Brian May. In the absence of Freddie MecMercuryd with John Deacon retired from the band, this is the line-up which has toured and performed to huge acclaim since 2011.
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