OneRepublic gave a soaring performance of Queen’s iconic fan-favorite hit.
The popular group performed arguably one of Queen’s most iconic hits, “We Are The Champions,” a song that the band called “the greatest stadium song of all time” ahead of their performance on Thursday (Nov. 4). Performing poolside at the historic Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel in California, OneRepublic were joined by dancers who were synchronized perfectly in the pool.
“We’re playing ‘We Are The Champions’ and I think it’s one of my favorites, I mean, if you go down the list, there’s like twenty of my favorites from Queen. But ‘We Are The Champions,’ people know that song,” a member of the band said ahead of their performance.
The group added, “we are part of a big celebration for Queen’s 50th anniversary, and a lot of acts are coming together that love Queen and have been inspired by Queen, and we’re all going to cover some Queen songs.”
“To get to do a show like this and celebrate Queen is incredible,” Ryan Tedder added.
The Queen Family Singalong also featured performances from JoJo Siwa and Orianthi, Jimmie Allen, Pentatonix, Fall Out Boy, 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.