When it comes to legendary rock stars, we think of people like Mick Jagger, David Bowie and Freddie Mercury. But there’s one man who is the living, breathing reincarnation of one of these men. And his name is Marc Martel.
Marc Martel spent thirteen years recording music and touring the world in a Canadian Christian rock band, Down Here. Not only did the band visit all 50 states in America, it also toured throughout Europe and Northern Africa.
But one day, an opportunity arose for Marc that completely changed his life. For years, his friends and family have compared his vocals (and his visual) to that of the late rock legend, Freddie Mercury.
Marc Martel was about to receive an email that would change his life forever
Marc had received an email from a friend who worked in the music industry. The email linked to a contest to find ‘the next Freddie Mercury’ for a cover band. The competition was been spearheaded by the actual members of Queen.
At first, Marc wanted to pass on the opportunity, but when his wife and his friends pushed him into it, he decided to give it a go. He recorded himself singing a version of “Somebody To Love” in 2011. The video went viral and has accumulated over 30 million views from YouTube and Facebook.
Marc Martel has now appeared on Ellen and he’s sung in front of Celine Dion. In fact, when Celine heard Marc’s voice, she burst into tears as he sounded just like Freddie.
Naturally, Marc won the contest and Queen’s legendary drummer Roger Taylor was in awe of his voice.
That voice. You listen, close your eyes and you think it’s Freddie. It’s really uncanny.
Marc and the group, The Queen Extravaganza have gone on strength to strength and they’ve been performing for over 7 years now. They’ve done over 160+ shows as a group and he’s now a world-renowned tribute artist.
Marc recently recorded a cover of Queen classic ‘We Are The Champions’ and uploaded it to Facebook. Within just a few days it has amassed over 1 million views. People can’t get over how uncannily similar his voice is to the original Queen frontman’s! If you close your eyes, you will think it is Freddie himself.
Don’t forget to watch Marc Martel perform an eerily accurate Freddie Mercury song in the video below. Also, at Happiest we love hearing all of your opinions. So please let us know what you thought of the article in the comment section. ?