Beyoncé opened the Oscars ceremony last night. She delivered a remote performance of ‘Be Alive’, her original song from the film King Richard, from the Compton tennis courts where Venus and Serena Williams once practiced. Venus and Serena introduced the performance, which featured dozens of young dancers, including Beyoncé’s daughter Blue Ivy. Watch it below.
‘Be Alive’ was nominated for Best Original Song, marking Beyoncé’s first Oscar nomination; Billie Eilish’s James Bond theme ‘No Time to Die’ ended up winning. This was Beyoncé’s fourth performance at the Academy Awards, following her 2009 appearance as part of a musical medley with host Hugh Jackman. Her last public performance was at Kobe and Gianna Bryant’s 2020 memorial.