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“Is this real life? Is this just fantasy?” the account quoted from the band’s song “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 18, 2019
The announcement included a compilation of clips that showed the band and current lead singer Lambert performing as Queen’s hit “We Will Rock You” played.
Queen also shared the news on its Twitter account, while Lambert posted the same video and tweeted, “We will rock The Oscars.”
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019
Adam Lambert, who launched his pop career after coming runner-up on American Idol in 2009, toured with Queen as lead vocalist on their world tour between 2014 and 2018.
The band’s original members – guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor – remain in the band however bassist John Deacon hasn’t played with Queen in nearly three decades.
To date, Bohemian Rhapsody has won several awards including Best Film at the Golden Globes and Best Actor for Rami Malek at both the Golden Globes and the BAFTAs.