Lambert shared the news on Twitter, writing that he and the legendary group “will rock” the Academy Awards ceremony this Sunday (February 24).
— ADAM LAMBERT (@adamlambert) February 18, 2019
The Academy also teased the news on Twitter, writing “Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?” which is a lyric from Queen’s five-minute epic, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.
— The Academy (@TheAcademy) February 18, 2019
Adam Lambert, who launched a pop career after bagging 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.
Lambert also had a cameo role in Bohemian Rhapsody, which he confirmed in January after months of speculation.
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The moment in question sees Mercury speaking to his girlfriend Mary Austin (Lucy Boynton) on the phone at a road stop when Lambert approaches him. Lambert, wearing a trucker cap and sporting bushy facial hair, gazes at him longingly for what is suggested to later unfold as a public bathroom tryst.