The singer delivered this Sunday, at the opening of the Oscars ceremony, an impressive show, live from Compton, where the Williams sisters started tennis.
They are the sisters and American tennis stars Serena and Venus Williams, at the heart of the film The Williams Method, who introduced Beyoncé to kick off the Oscars on Sunday. Then, the mega star performed Be alivethe song from the film, in an entirely pale yellow setting, from tennis courts in Compton, a suburb of Los Angeles, the city where the Williams sisters trained young.
Beyoncé, surrounded by young girls in tennis ball-colored evening dresses, and her daughter Blue Ivy, performed the title excerpt from the film’s soundtrack. The song was nominated for “Best Original Song” – Beyoncé’s first Oscar nomination – against Dos Oruguitastaken from Disney’s animated film Encanto, and No time to die, by Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell, song from the latest James Bond. It was this last song that won the Oscar.
At the beginning of the track, Beyoncé slipped in a loop taken from the song by Dr Dre and Snoop Dog, Nuthin’ but a G Thangreleased in 1992, loop itself taken from a title by Leon Haywood in 1975, I want to do somethong freaky to you.
Later that night, Will Smith won the Best Actor Oscar for his role in the film. The Williams Method (King Richard, in English), after marking the evening by slapping on stage Chris Rock, who had made fun in a sketch of his wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith.