LOS ANGELES — San Diego native Adam Lambert joined Queen to open the 91st Academy Awards with a special performance highlighting the Oscar-nominated hit “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
After rocking renditions of “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions,” “Rhapsody” lead Rami Malek took home the Oscar for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
The film also won awards for Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, Best Film Editing
Lambert, who famously got his start on “American Idol,” filled the vocal shoes of Freddie Mercury. “We will rock The Oscars,” he tweeted last week after the performance was announced.
The singer, songwriter and actor was born in Indiana but spent his childhood in San Diego, where his family moved shortly after his birth.
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Adam Lambert and Brian May of Queen perform onstage during the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Dolby Theatre. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)