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Beyoncé Set To Perform 'Be Alive' At The Oscars, Live On The Shows Telecast

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By Favour Adegoke on March 23, 2022 at 11:00 AM EDT

The long-anticipated Academy Award show is right around the corner and plans to be the best yet. Among the show's performers revealed, four out of five of the Best Original Song nominees will be in attendance.

The Oscar producer, Will Packer, and his team revealed the performers to be Billie Eilish and Finneas from "No Time to Die" part of the James Bond movie and Reba McEntire with "Somehow You Do" from "Four Good Days." The other nominees are Sebastian Yatra with "Dos Oruguitas" from "Encanto" and, Beyoncé for "Be Alive" which was in the "King Richard" film.

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Like all things Queen B related, not much is known about her performance except that it won't be on the Oscars stage. The performance for "Be Alive" will apparently be on the symbolic Compton tennis court and broadcast live on the Oscars screen.

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Beyoncé Among List Of Oscars Performers

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The 2022 Academy Awards will hold on Sunday night and plans to extend its already impressive spread of performers. Via Variety, the award show hopes to add Beyoncé to their list of performers for the day.

The artist is a first-time Oscar nominee and was acknowledged in the Best Original Song category. Her song "Be Alive," which she co-wrote with Dixon for the "King Richard" movie, earned the nomination. The "Love on Top" singer is reportedly in "deep talks" with the Academy Award producers for a satellite performance of the song.

Sources revealed that talks of the satellite performance officially started last Monday. The performance will possibly open the award show and be broadcasted live from the Compton tennis courts in California.

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She Was Spotted Filming In The Compton Tennis Court

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The location for the performance isn't just any tennis court; it's reportedly where Richard Williams put Venus and Serena through drills for the formative part of their years. Via ET, an eyewitness claimed to have seen Beyoncé filming at the Compton tennis court on Sunday.

The artist was apparently heralded by a massive production crew and had very tight security. This was so much that there was trouble seeing into the tennis court where the filming was happening. The filming could be tied to the fast-approaching Academy Awards.

Another famous face that was spotted was Will Smith. Some residents of the area claimed that the actor was at the same location during the weekend. The crew are reportedly still at the filming location, wrapping things up.

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Smith Was On Set With Beyoncé

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The biographical film, "King Richard," was released last year with Will Smith as Richard. In addition to the movie getting a nomination for the Best Picture category, the actor also got an Oscar nod for Best Actor.

The film told the story of the early life of the tennis athletes Venus and Serena Williams, with their father. In addition to his guardian role, Richard doubled as a coach for them. The biographical sports drama was written by Zach Baylin and directed by Reinaldo Marcus Greene.

Smith's presence was spotted at Beyoncé's filming in Compton. This suggests that the actor might appear on site with the "Lemonade" artist during the actual performance. Because it's the opening act, this will give Smith ample time to head North to Hollywood in time for the Best Actor award announcement.

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Beyoncé's Last Award Show Performance Was In 2017

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Before preparations for her Oscar performance began, the last time Beyoncé graced an award stage for performance was in 2017. The award show was the 2017 Grammys. The artist led the award show that year with nine nominations and managed to go home with two awards.

During a live broadcast in 2005, Beyoncé performed three songs from the Best Original Song nominees section, one of which was "Learn to Be Lonely," from "The Phantom of the Opera." She also sang a medley beside Jennifer Hudson and Anika Noni Rose in 2007 from "Dreamgirls." 2009 saw her performance with award show host Hugh Jackman while celebrating movie musicals.

This year's Oscars will have Regina Hall, Amy Schumer, and Wanda Sykes as its host. The famed show will be aired live on ABC on Sunday, March 27, 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT.

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