Watch Queen open the Oscars 2019 with rousing Freddie Mercury tribute

25 February 2019, 07:06 | Updated: 25 February 2019, 08:57

By Tom Eames

That's how you open a show!

Queen launched the 2019 Oscars last night (February 24) the only way they know how... by getting everyone up on their feet.

Adam Lambert joined Brian May and Roger Taylor for a foot-stomping medley of 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are the Champions'.

Watch the full performance below:

The end of the performance also included a montage tribute of the late Freddie Mercury.

A proud Rami Malek was among the stars enjoying the set, before he took home the Best Actor prize for playing Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody.

The film won the the most awards on the night with four prizes in total.

Queen at the Oscars
Queen at the Oscars. Picture: Getty

Rami Malek said of his win: "I think about what it would have been like to tell little bubba Rami that one day this might happen to him, and I think his curly-haired little mind would have been blown.

"That kid was struggling with his identity, trying to figure himself out, and to anyone struggling and trying to discover their voice - listen, we made a film about a gay man, an immigrant, who lived his life unapologetically himself.

"And the fact I'm celebrating him and this story with you tonight is proof that we're longing for stories like this."

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