Beyoncé kicked off the 94th Academy Awards with a stunning performance of a track nominated for an Oscar.
The superstar opened the coveted awards show on Sunday, March 27, performing “Be Alive,” in front of a star-studded audience.
“Be Alive,” which was written and produced by Beyoncé alongside Dixson, is a track from the film, King Richard. The song was written about tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams and their father, Richard, who coached them.
The singer, who donned a lime green ensemble, flawlessly performed the tune from a remote location, filmed in Compton on the tennis courts where the Williams’ family practiced.
She was joined by her 10-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, during the performance.
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The track, “Be Alive,” soundtracks the credits that close the film. Beyoncé’s participation in the film’s soundtrack came about after she attended and was inspired by an early screening of the nominated film.
King Richard was nominated for six Oscars at the 94th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Smith), Best Supporting Actress (Aunjanue Ellis), Best Original Screenplay (Zach Baylin), Best Film Editing (Pamela Martin) and Best Original Song.
In addition to Beyoncé, Billie Eilish and FINNEAS (“No Time To Die”), Reba McEntire (“Somehow You Do”), Sebastián Yatra (“Dos Oruguitas”), Becky G, Luis Fonsi and the cast of Encanto (“We Don’t Talk About Bruno”) will also perform during the coveted awards show.
Co-hosted by Regina Hall, Amy Schumer and Wanda Sykes, the 94th Academy Awards aired on Sunday, March 27 at 8/7c on ABC.