Pentatonix Performs Otherworldly Rendition Of Freddie Mercury's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Popular a cappella group Pentatonix's cover of Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' has been described as "unforgettable".
The classical hit song, 'Bohemian Rhapsody' composed by Queen’s main man and lead singer Freddie Mercury, set the right pace and kept the fire burning for all aspiring rock and roll songs. No one has sounded as good as Freddie in that hit ever since its release.
Long after his passing, people still applaud Freddie Mercury for his unmatched talents both in songwriting and hitting the right notes and chords while singing. Queen’s guitarist, Brian May, revealed the details that led to the composing of the iconic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' hit in a 2004 BBC documentary called 'The Story of Bohemian Rhapsody'.
In it, May said that they knew the song had all the right beats and lyrics to turn it into a hit, but they were skeptical about its success in the then 1975 market. He stated that it was all Freddie Mercury’s idea starting from the writing to incorporating the piece and finally polishing it to the final product. Brian narrates how Freddie came in ignited with the concept with little notes in his hands and put in all the effort to make the legendary song that the world has enjoyed for decades.
By setting the pace, it’s safe to say no one comes close to producing a 'Bohemian Rhapsody' cover that sounds as good as the original well, until one shocker we are about to reveal shortly. Many artists, including The Braids and Panic! At the Disco have given it a shot.
One "Weird Al" Yankovic even went out of his way to make it a little unique with his cover and titled it 'Bohemian Polka'. While most would love to try producing a cover of the Queen’s classic rock anthem, a tidy percentage of people all across the world know that chances are only a few might sound half as good.
The latest cover of the 'Bohemian Rhapsody' will, however, leave you in awe and amusement. It was skillfully and incredibly done by a five-member a capella group – just the way Freddie Mercury would ace it. The group hails from Arlington, Texas, and is widely known as Pentatonix. They have shocked the world massively, earning Grammy awards and nominations. They stood out on three occasions bagging the Best Arrangement, Instrumental (A Cappella) twice, and the Best Group Performance with their take on a Dolly Parton classic, 'Jolene'.
Pentatonix has continued to shock fans and followers, especially with their cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody'. While it’s become debatable and controversial as to whether Pentatonix’s cover of 'Bohemian Rhapsody; is as good as Freddie’s original, many of Queen’s fans appreciate the cover. Pentatonix’s version is beautiful and unique in its own way, even without comparing it to the original version. But until you hear it yourself in the video, you might not believe this hype.
Watch the electrifying performance and give us your opinion of the cover. Do you think it woudl make Freddie Mercury smile? If it leaves you in awe, like the rest of the audience, hit the right buttons and let others listen to this magical piece by Pentatonix.