Beyoncé Opened the Oscars With a Winning Performance of 'Be Alive'

See how Twitter reacted to the epic moment.

Beyoncé performs at the 2022 Oscars
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We'd like to thank the Academy for inviting Beyoncé to kick off the 2022 Oscars, because the queen did not disappoint. The singer—who hasn't performed at an award show in five years—opened the 94th annual Academy Awards with a spectacular performance of "Be Alive." The song from King Richard is nominated tonight for Best Original Song.

Beyoncé's performance was a fitting a tribute to tennis legends Venus and Serena Williams, who introduced Beyoncé Sunday night. The singer performed the melody live from Venus and Serena Williams' hometown courts in Compton, California (which have since been renamed for the duo) wearing a tennis-ball hued custom David Koma outfit. Her background singers, musicians, and dancers were equally decked out in the highlighter hue as they marched down the streets of Compton to lyrics like, "Got all my family by my side/ And we gon’ sit on top of the world again/ Couldn’t wipe this Black off if I tried/ And I wouldn’t trade nothing/ That’s why I lift my head with pride.” Ten-year-old Blue Ivy also cameoed in her mom's performance.

Beyoncé singing at the Oscars 2022

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"Be Alive," cowritten by Dixson, is nominated against Billie Eilish and Finneas's “No Time To Die;” Reba McEntire's “Somehow You Do;” Sebastian Yatra's “Dos Oruguitas;” and Van Morrison's “Down to Joy.”

See how Twitter reacted to Beyoncé's epic Oscars performance below. 

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As Marie Claire’s Entertainment Director, Neha oversees and executes strategy for all editorial talent bookings and culture coverage across the brand's print and digital entities, including covers, celebrity profiles and features, social takeovers, and video franchises as well as handles talent relations for our flagship summit, Power Trip. She's passionate about elevating diverse voices and stories, loves a hot-take, and hates TV reboots. Her bylines have appeared on Glamour, Vanity Fair, GQ, Allure, Teen Vogue, Brides, and Architectural Digest, and she is a graduate of the Columbia School of Journalism.