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Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at the Oscars

Queen and Adam Lambert will perform at the Oscars

'Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?

In addition, we've remedied a few outrageous snubs on the Academy's part, and taken a more holistic look at the year in film, rather than the Academy's tendency to turn things into a campaign-fuelled popularity contest.

The band then confirmed it on their own page.

"Queen + @adamlambert will ROCK YOU!", the official Queen account also tweeted.

"We will rock The Oscars Feb 24th".

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The singer told People in September: 'Not only did I have to make sure my voice held up and I know all the words... but it was also the perception of fans; I definitely had some concerns. One Twitter user wrote, "This made me cry". 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.

Lambert recently opened up about his filling in for the late Mercury in Queen, but stated "Freddie is irreplaceable". Swarthy and insinuating, if neither as tall nor as serpentine as Mercury, Malek has been outfitted with a set of fake front teeth, a recreation of the jutting Freddie overbite that works well enough, though it's often a bit distracting, because there don't appear to be any spaces between the pearly whites - it's like seeing a Freddie who got his teeth capped.

Bohemian Rhapsody fans are getting a huge treat at this year's Oscars ceremony - Queen will be performing.

It couldn't be a more appropriate booking with the Freddie Mercury biopic Bohemian Rhapsody expected to sweep the awards. Malek won Best Actor and the film won Best Motion Picture-Drama.