QUEEN Performs With ADAM LAMBERT At 'MTV Europe Music Awards'

Brian May and Roger Taylor of QUEEN performed a medley of some of their hits with "American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards earlier tonight (Sunday, November 6) at the at Belfast's Odyssey Arena. The musicians performed "The Show Must Go On", "We Will Rock You" and "We Are The Champions" in front of 8,000 seated fans at the arena, along with many millions more tuning in on TV and online worldwide.

After the show, Lambert tweeted his excitement about the experience, saying, "What an enormous honor to sing w QUEEN! I could feel the spirit of [late QUEEN singer Freddie] Mercury alive on stage tonight! Thank u Brian and Roger and crew. LOVE"

Earlier in the night, May and Taylor were presented with the Global Icon Award by Katy Perry, who said, "When I was growing up there was no MTV in my house. But then one day, a friend of mine played me QUEEN it opened my eyes, unlocked my heart, blew my mind. I knew exactly what I wanted to do and I knew who I was. I am only standing here because of the brilliance, and drama of QUEEN."

May previously performed with Lambert on the finale of "American Idol" in May 2009.

Lambert has often cited QUEEN and its late frontman Freddie Mercury as a powerful influence on his own music and sound.

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