The Jake Files

April 9, 2006

Queen on American Idol

Filed under: American Idol,Entertainment,Music,Pop Culture,Television — Amazing Jake @ 1:13 am

So, the final eight contestants on American Idol will all be singing Queen songs on Tuesday.  This has the potential to be a disaster of biblical proportions, and I don't just mean when Paul Rogers performs with Queen on the Wednesday results show.

The Chaotic Mind proposes a song list and the singer that should perform each. 

Songs that I think they should do:  You're My Best Friend, Tie Your Mother Down, Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Under Pressure, A Kind of Magic, Somebody to Love, These Are the Days of Our Lives, The Show Must Go On.

This will be the night of song choice like no other.  I honestly cannot think of a single Queen song that Taylor Hicks will sound credible on.  Bucky will probably pick something with a more rock-edgy sound (probably one of the well-known anthems like We Will Rock You), the crowd will love it for some unknown reason, and he'll probably make it through again.  Ugh.

Chris is the only one that can credibly sing anything like Hammer to Fall.  Kellie Pickler is doomed (she was what, like FOUR when Freddie Mercury died?).

NO ONE can sing Queen like Freddie Mercury.  I don't know if I look forward to Tuesday with anxious anticipation for one of my favorite bands, or with utter dread for the debacle that will surely unfold on national TV.

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