In honor of the film Bohemian Rhapsody, Queen opened this year's Oscars. Original members Brian May and Roger Taylor hit the stage with former American Idol contestant Adam Lambert.

The band kicked off the 91st Annual Academy Awards, which didn't have a host this year. Before the show, Lambert, who has been touring with the band since 2011, talked to E! News about the performance.

"Queen and I have been working together for six years and been traveling the world and we're performing this song in celebration of Bohemian Rhapsody— everybody worked hard and we're celebrating together," he said.

Queen perform at the 2019 Oscars
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Watch the medley of "We Will Rock You" and "We Are the Champions" below. The performance closed with an image of Mercury on the screen behind the band in tribute.

Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about Freddie Mercury, is nominated for five Academy Awards, including the night's top award—Best Picture. Rami Malek also received his first  Oscar nomination for his performance as Mercury in Best Actor in a Leading Role category.

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