Beyoncé opens 2022 Oscars with ‘Be Alive’ performance

Bow down because Queen B is in the house!

Beyoncé, 40, wowed viewers with her highly anticipated Oscar performance on Sunday, opening the show with a bang with her 10-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter.

The Beyhive has been buzzing since it was reported that Queen Bey was set to perform at the film awards show.

Rumors were quickly confirmed that the star would be seen performing her best original song ‘Be Alive’, which earned her her first Oscar nomination.

The song was co-written with artist Dixson and featured on the soundtrack to “King Richard”, about tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams and their controversial coach and father, Richard.

Bey played via satellite from a Compton tennis court where the Williams family trained and set in motion an amazing tennis dynasty.

Blue Ivy was with her mom.

The film was also nominated for Best Picture with Best Actor nominee Will Smith as the patriarch of tennis’ legendary sister.

Beyoncé fans shared their excitement, with “BEYONCÉ IS COMING” trending on Twitter in the hours leading up to the show.

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Performances of songs from the Best Original Song lineup are an Oscar staple. The 2022 nominees also include Billie Eilish and Finneas with “No Time to Die”, Reba McEntire with “Somehow You Do” from “Four Good Days” and Sebastian Yatra with “Dos Oruguitas” from “Encanto”, who will also perform their success all night long.

Van Morrison was also nominated for his song “Down to Joy” from “Belfast”, but was unable to perform due to conflicting tour dates.

Sunday’s dazzling performance wasn’t Beyoncé’s first time giving viewers a performance at the Oscars. She performed many Best Song tracks on the 2005 live show, including “Learn to Be Lonely” from the remake of “The Phantom of the Opera.”

Beyoncé also sang alongside Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose in 2007 with a medley of “Dreamgirls” and with Hugh Jackman in 2009 in a montage honoring musicals.

While “Be Alive” is Yoncé’s first Oscar nomination, she was shortlisted in 2021 with her husband Jay-Z for their collaboration on “Guns Go Bang” from the soundtrack of “The Harder They Fall” and again. for “Spirit” for “The Lion King”. .

Corina C. Butler