We’ve all at some point thought we could sing like Queen’s Freddie Mercury when we belt out Bohemian Rhapsody from atop a table, but now the scientific proof is here.
Now you can hone your vocal skills and put them to the official test with the “FreddieMeter,” which tells you exactly how much your voice emulates the voice of the late Queen frontman.
In commemoration of Queen’s signature song ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ amassing over a billion views on YouTube earlier this year, the #FreddieChallenge is designed to prove Queen fans’ singing prowess in a way that has never really been done before. The program officially rates just how closely singers can mimic Freddie Mercury’s voice using artificial intelligence engineered in collaboration with some of the world’s largest tech firms and record labels. So basically, think SingStar for 2019.
“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 the creators. “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 their favourite Freddie Mercury-led song from four killer Queen tunes: ‘We Are the Champions,’ ‘Somebody to Love,’ ‘Don’t Stop Me Now’ and, of course, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody.’
This challenge also supports the Mercury Phoenix Trust, a charity founded by Queen members to raise awareness and funds for the fight against HIV and AIDS.
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So what are you waiting for? Give it a shot and see if you could be fronting Queen in 2020.
You can do the Freddie Mercury test HERE.