Wednesday, April 25, 2012

VIDEO: American Idol’s Top 6 perform Queen classics

Queen and their catalog of classic tracks were front and center on American Idol Wednesday night.

Guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor opened the show by performing a medley of Queen classics with the top 6 Idol contestants. Check the video out here.

Following the medley, the Top 6 Idol finalists each delivered a Queen song as the first of two tracks they would sing during the program.

The energy level of the show’s first hour was very high as each of the Idol hopefuls took turns at the impossible task of filling the late Freddie Mercury’s shoes.

Here’s how they did…

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Jessica Sanchez – Bohemian Rhapsody
American Idol – April 25, 2012

Skylar Laine – The Show Must Go On
American Idol – April 25, 2012

Joshua Ledet - Crazy Little Thing Called Love
American Idol – April 25, 2012

Elise Testone – I Want It All
American Idol – April 25, 2012

Phillip Phillips – Fat Bottomed Girls
American Idol – April 25, 2012

Hollie Cavanagh – Save Me
American Idol – April 25, 2012

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