Queen was a band that took the world by storm becoming one of the greatest rock bands. Despite the sad passing of frontman Freddie Mercury in 1991 the band’s music lives on and remains a hit with each new generation.
Whether you’re a fan or not nobody can deny the musical masterpiece that is “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Released in 1975 it stayed at the top of the U.K charts for nine weeks selling over one million copies and is still instantly recognizable today.
But the young Lou Mai’s interpretation of this classic on the French version of “The Voice” blew me away and had the judges reaching for their buzzers immediately. I’ve never heard anything like it. Prepare to be mesmerized.
Not only was this girl exceptionally brave for singing such a difficult song but how she sang it was off the charts and very different from the original.
Courageous or stupid? Well, of course, Lou Mai has a lot of experience singing, but she also knew what she was doing. And if you ask the jury, the audience and the 12 million people who have watched the clip so far … she did the right thing.
The finely-tuned version of the rock band’s classic really hits the mark and I’ve never seen a jury reach for their buzzers in such a synchronized movement. By the end of her performance everyone was on their feet applauding.
Freddie Mercury was a true champion when it came to writing music and performing and it was this spirit Lou Mai clearly embraced. I’m sure Mercury would have been proud.
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