Beyoncé just may be be opening the 94th Oscars.
On Tuesday, the Academy confirmed that the 40-year-old superstar will perform “Be Alive” from King Richard at the 94th Oscars.
The confirmation came after sources close to the show told Variety that the singer’s camp had been in “deep talks” with the awards show’s producers to coordinate a satellite performance of the track, a contender for this year’s Best Original Song.
The performance could possibly open the show and reportedly be broadcast live from tennis courts in Compton, California, the outlet reported.
The location is a significant one, as the courts serve as the former practicing grounds of sports legends Venus and Serena Williams, whose relentless drills under the eye of their father in their youth, Richard Williams, were recreated in the Will Smith-led, Best Picture nominee.
The biopic, is also nominated for Oscar awards in the best actor, best original screenplay and best supporting actress categories.
As previously reported show producer Will Packer is planning to shake things up with a diverse line up of presenters and performers … so news of a Beyonce satellite performance in Compton comes as no surprise.
This will be Bey’s fourth time performing at the Oscars. She took the stage in 2005 to perform numerous tracks in the best song category. She sang alongside Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose in 2007 with a medley from “Dreamgirls,” and also in 2009 to accompany host Hugh Jackman in a montage celebrating movie musicals.
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