Fans Can Now Sing Like Freddie Mercury
Queen took to social media to reveal they have something new called the “FreddieMeter,” and you can find out how closely you sing like Freddie.
To celebrate “Bohemian Rhapsody” hitting over a billion views on YouTube, fans can now see how closely they resemble Freddie voice wise. The #FreddieChallenge measures how closely singers can sound like Freddie Mercury’s voice. The press release read:
“For decades, fans have belted out the song’s iconic lyrics alongside Freddie Mercury’s one-of-a-kind vocals, but how many can really sing it just like Freddie?” asks a press release. “YouTube, Google Creative Lab and Google Research working in partnership with Queen, Universal Music Group and Hollywood Records, have built a new AI experiment called FreddieMeter to find out!”
The “FreddieMeter” shows users “how closely their voice matches Freddie Mercury’s legendary range by analyzing the singer’s pitch, timbre, and melody to assign them a score of 0 to 100.”
Singers can pick four Queen tunes to sing including: “We Are the Champions,” “Somebody to Love,” “Don’t Stop Me Now” and, “Bohemian Rhapsody.”
The challenge comes in support of the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity founded by Queen guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor along with band manager Jim Beach to raise awareness and funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS. It also celebrates the 44th anniversary of Queen’s first-ever live performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” at the Empire Theater in Liverpool, England, in November 1975.