Darren Criss wowed viewers with an epic performance of one of their iconic hits.
The show’s host, Criss, performed Queen’s most recognizable hit, “Bohemian Rhapsody,” on Thursday (Nov. 4) evening during The Queen Family Singalong. Sitting at a grande piano, the Emmy-award winning actor belted out the lyrics to the iconic hit song.
“When you think of the components of what make a great band, where everybody is pulling a significant amount of weight and on their own are a force to be reckoned with,” Criss said of the popular rock group. “Queen has sort of nailed that for anybody that loves music. You can take each individual piece, and they’ve all each contributed something pretty iconic to the fact that these four forces came together and created this band is quite extraordinary.”
The Queen Family Singalong also featured performances from JoJo Siwa and Orianthi, Jimmie Allen, Pentatonix, Fall Out Boy, OneRepublic, Derek Hough featuring Alexander Jean, Adam Lambert and more.
The Muppets’ Animal and Miss Piggy also made cameos during the show.
The 1-hour special celebrated 50 years of the iconic rock group, Queen, known for world-renowned tracks such as “Another One Bites The Dust,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “Don’t Stop Me Now,” “Under Pressure,” “We Will Rock You,” We Are The Champions,” and so many other iconic songs.
The show was produced by Done+Dusted. Executive producers include Patrizia Di Maria, RJ Durell, Nick Florez, Hamish Hamilton, Raj Kapoor and Katy Mullan. The Queen Family Singalong marks the fourth installment of its successful “Singalong” franchise, and follows The Disney Family Singalong, which premiered in April 2020.
Hosted by Darren Criss, The Queen Family Singalong aired on Thursday, November 4 at 8/7c on ABC.
“I’m a massive Queen fan, like anybody else,” Criss said of his hosting duties. “So, I don’t know why, I don’t know how, but they must’ve caught wind of this, and they were crazy enough to ask me to host this, and I was happy to answer the call.”