Members of Queen got fed up with the glut of unauthorized Queen cover bands out there sullying Freddie Mercury’s legacy, so they decided to host a talent search to create a sanctioned cover band. The “Queen Extravaganza Tour” was born, a Cirque de Soleil-style royal road show if you will.
The following video is singer Marc Martel’s audition, and all I can say is: WOW!
Close your eyes, and you’d SWEAR it was Freddie Mercury himself!
Marc did in fact win the contest and became the front man of the official Queen cover band!