Hollywood’s biggest night was capped off with the star-studded show. Despite not having no host (only the 2nd time in decades), the Oscars went on as usual.
The 91st Academy Awards relied heavily on musical performances as opposed to witty dialogue. The award show started with a bang (when opener Adam Lambert performed alongside Queen) and it continued on with many stunning performances.
The former American Idol finalist joined the surviving members from legendary group Queen to performed some of the band’s greatest hits — including “We Will Rock You” and “We Are the Champions”. A photo of the late Queen frontman Freddie Mercury was featured in the background.
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper also serenaded the crowd with their passionate performance of “Shallow” from “A Star Is Born”. Shot entirely from upstage, the pair’s rendition hit us right in the feels.
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson also took to the Oscar stage to perform another Best Song nominee “I’ll Fight” from documentary “RBG”. The singer, who is known to be a powerhouse vocalist, didn’t quite deliver this time around.
Her usual flawless sounded flat at times, leading netizens online to speculate whether she was down with a cold. There are also others who suggested that it could be down to technical difficulties as this type of occurrence has happened in the past.
As expected, Gaga’s “Shallow” took home the Oscar for Best Song.