Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby QueenFan19 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:42 pm

What song will they perform?

Bohemian Rhapsody seems to be the obvious choice but the opera section will be a problem especially if they've only got four minutes to perform; they won't have time to do another song in the middle certainly not a full song.

I doubt they'll do We Will Rock You without We Are The Champions; the latter seems wrong if they don't win!

To me I've got a feeling if they only play one song it will be Somebody To Love; it's one of their most popular songs, it's upbeat (not negative or offensive) and most people in America and around the world can singalong to it.

Don't Stop Me Now seems to be another option but I don't think so because it's not as well known in America.

Another One Bites The Dust and I Want To Break Free just aren't the most appropriate or uplifting songs they could perform, they'll prove the wrong statement if they were to open.

Under Pressure seems pretty doubtful because it's a Queen song with another artist (David Bowie).

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is more likely than most songs mentioned above.

Conclusion:
I reckon Somebody To Love has the best shot of being played followed by Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga and Don't Stop Me Now might be played but seem less likely.
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby Nicki79 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:06 pm

I think „Bohemian Rhapsody“ is a must. Of course it must be shortened. Very fitting for Hollywood would also be „The Show must go on“. And „We will rock you“, so that really everyone knows, that this is Queen. ;)
I would put my money on these three songs.

If they really get the whole opening slot, where usually the host has his introduction/song or whatever, they should have 6-7 minutes. A medley of three songs shouldn’t be doable.
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby Peavy » Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:51 pm

I also think BR and WWRY are most likely. Don't Stop Me Now would be awesome...if the US really doesn't know that song that much, it's about damn time!

Their only song with a connection to a movie is "Radio Ga Ga", but I don't see it in that context.

It's really interesting to see them opening for the Oscars if you consider their whole history with the US...that movie brings their music to more people than ever! It's just unbelievable what huge of an impact it has on the band's legacy.
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby AlexKx » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:35 pm

There is zero chance of "Bohemian Rhapsody" being performed because the mainstream media do not allow anything to happen for anyone with an attention span over thirty seconds. An abridged "We Will Rock" will be done because the two minutes thirty second full version would confusing, disturbing, upsetting, and all around too much for the public to handle and they would become lost and confused a whopping one minute into it. You can't even say the title "Bohemian..." all of the way through before you loose people's interests.
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby icy » Thu Feb 21, 2019 7:56 pm

Nicki79 wrote:I think „Bohemian Rhapsody“ is a must. Of course it must be shortened. Very fitting for Hollywood would also be „The Show must go on“. And „We will rock you“, so that really everyone knows, that this is Queen. ;)
I would put my money on these three songs.

If they really get the whole opening slot, where usually the host has his introduction/song or whatever, they should have 6-7 minutes. A medley of three songs shouldn’t be doable.


Please the PTB, not TSMGO. I think that would be tacky. Especially since the biopic left off at Live Aid.
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby AlexKx » Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:55 pm

Oh, wow! Just found out that they are going to play, "Vultan's Theme (Attack of the Hawk Men)" from the "Flash Gordon" Soundtrack in a push to reignite interest in the "Flash Gordon" film! What a life!
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby julymorning » Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:00 pm

QueenFan19 wrote:What song will they perform?

Bohemian Rhapsody seems to be the obvious choice but the opera section will be a problem especially if they've only got four minutes to perform; they won't have time to do another song in the middle certainly not a full song.

I doubt they'll do We Will Rock You without We Are The Champions; the latter seems wrong if they don't win!

To me I've got a feeling if they only play one song it will be Somebody To Love; it's one of their most popular songs, it's upbeat (not negative or offensive) and most people in America and around the world can singalong to it.

Don't Stop Me Now seems to be another option but I don't think so because it's not as well known in America.

Another One Bites The Dust and I Want To Break Free just aren't the most appropriate or uplifting songs they could perform, they'll prove the wrong statement if they were to open.

Under Pressure seems pretty doubtful because it's a Queen song with another artist (David Bowie).

Crazy Little Thing Called Love is more likely than most songs mentioned above.

Conclusion:
I reckon Somebody To Love has the best shot of being played followed by Bohemian Rhapsody and Crazy Little Thing Called Love. We Will Rock You, Radio Ga Ga and Don't Stop Me Now might be played but seem less likely.



It ought to be well known here by now, it's been used, including recently, on at least two commercials and also in an IMAX movie soundtrack Brian scored and performed.
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby slightlymad1970 » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:47 pm

Adam just confirmed on the Red Carpet they will be performing....
Spoiler! :
We Are The Champions
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby icy » Sun Feb 24, 2019 11:54 pm

slightlymad1970 wrote:Adam just confirmed on the Red Carpet they will be performing....
Spoiler! :
We Are The Champions

Brian and Roger expect the film to win? :-P
I hope somehow Freddie and John will be shown.
And does that mean AL will wear the coronet?
I hope he doesn't.
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby Inny » Mon Feb 25, 2019 3:27 am

icy wrote:
slightlymad1970 wrote:Adam just confirmed on the Red Carpet they will be performing....
Spoiler! :
We Are The Champions

Brian and Roger expect the film to win? :-P
I hope somehow Freddie and John will be shown.
And does that mean AL will wear the coronet?
I hope he doesn't.


So far, he didn't.

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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby AngelR » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:26 am

Why would he do it for a short medley? The crown fits in well at the end of their 2 hour show though.
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby mikespit » Mon Feb 25, 2019 4:28 am

AngelR wrote:Why would he do it for a short medley? The crown fits in well at the end of their 2 hour show though.


There is only one person who could wear that crown - i love how they finished with that :)
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby AngelR » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:01 am

mikespit wrote:
AngelR wrote:Why would he do it for a short medley? The crown fits in well at the end of their 2 hour show though.


There is only one person who could wear that crown - i love how they finished with that :)

Exactly!
 
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby icy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:23 am

Inny wrote:
icy wrote:
slightlymad1970 wrote:Adam just confirmed on the Red Carpet they will be performing....
Spoiler! :
We Are The Champions

Brian and Roger expect the film to win? :-P
I hope somehow Freddie and John will be shown.
And does that mean AL will wear the coronet?
I hope he doesn't.


So far, he didn't.

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I know, I watched it. I really liked it. I'm glad Freddie was shown...I wish John was shown too. I'm glad AL didn't wear the coronet. It would have been tacky if he wore it.
But I liked the performance very much. I wish Q+AL was more like that, less gimmicks.
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Re: Q+AL performing at the Oscars 2019!

Postby icy » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:25 am

mikespit wrote:
There is only one person who could wear that crown - i love how they finished with that :)

Indeed. I sure wish John was shown. Seriously, I can't help but think that.
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