This one-man ‘duet’ between Freddie Mercury and Pavarotti won a Queen cover contest

It’s the cover we never knew we wanted—and now wish we really got.

 

Michelle Jaworski

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Published Sep 26, 2014   Updated May 30, 2021, 12:40 pm CDT

It’s the cover we never knew we wanted—and now wish we really got.

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Freddie Mercury and Luciano Pavarotti were both known for their powerhouse voices, but the two never got to combine their rock and opera talents together. Thanks to Marc Martel, the main voice of Queen Extravaganza (the official Queen Tribute show), they finally have, in an incredible one-take duet he called “The Mercurotti.”

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Grooming his facial hair accordingly, he can give off the look and sound of either musician with the turn of the camera. He assures viewers that he didn’t cut or replace any audio, although he did add in the harmony for “Vincerò Vincerò” since he hasn’t been able to master singing in both voices yet.

Considering how impressive it is that he can sound almost exactly like one of them—let alone both—we’ll give it to him.

H/T Reddit | Photo via Marc Martel/YouTube

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*First Published: Sep 26, 2014, 1:19 pm CDT