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Queen Cover Band Hopeful Sounds Amazingly Similar to Freddie Mercury [VIDEO]

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Queen drummer Roger Taylor is looking to put together an “official” cover band to play his group’s hits and launched an online competition at, where Freddie Mercury and Brian May wannabes can submit audition tapes in the hope of joining Taylor’s touring tribute act when it sets off across North America sometime next year.

Though only 12 videos have been uploaded so far, a clear frontrunner has emerged in Marc Martel, the lead singer for Juno-Award winning Canadian Christian rock group Downhere. His rendition of ‘Somebody to Love,’ which has accumulated almost 200,000 views since it was uploaded on September 20th, is a spot-on replica of Mercury’s original vocals.

Check out Martel’s performance below:

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