Really? Overall he doesn't sound too similar too me, there's less weight and chest into the notes IMO. But there are indeed a few phrases where he gets close to that certain tone and resonance Freddie possessed.
Marc Martel has a great voice which bears a lot of resemblance to Freddie, but unfortunately he doesn't strike me as someone who possesses a certain star quality. He wouldn't be fit for Queen, but I wish him luck in his career.
I think he's just a pretty damn good singer whose tone sometimes resembles Freddie's (in this song he resembles him most when he sings the "we are"), and who does really good covers which do justice to Queen's songs. His best cover, in which he resembles Freddie most, is of course Bo Rhap.
As you yourself said, there's no such thing as the next FM - even if his voice was just like Freddie's (which it clearly isn't), he still wouldn't be Freddie - Freddie had the whole package, a package which by its very nature exists and dies with the person.
Yep - there's not just the voice but the songwriting, writing in certain keys which Brian has commented on where Freddie picked different chords for more variety in their sound, stage presence, connection with the audience, ideas about videos and how to present their work visually on stage and for their videos, etc.
Please look this video my brother Freddie singing ,then say Marc Martel sing as good as Freddie ,this is ridicilous ,are you all crazy ?YES ITS REALY MEANT TO BE DEEP IN MY HEART LOVE QUEEN FOREVER !!!! link
Please look this video my brother Freddie singing ,then say Marc Martel sing as good as Freddie ,this is ridicilous ,are you all crazy ?YES ITS REALY MEANT TO BE DEEP IN MY HEART LOVE QUEEN FOREVER !!!!
Like I said there is only ONE FM, but Marc does have something you will never have, and that is talent.
Its sad but very true..Thete was only one Freddie Mercury..No one would ever come close to his carisma on stage and of stage..He had that in himsekf whitch cant be created..He was one and onky..Singer,songwritter,charisma on stage,aura that he had..He was Powerhouse whitch nobody can touch.. Everybody I think there is a special felling when you see him on stage.. Remember Live Aid first 15 seconds...I said to my self "woooow this guy has it!!! Legend and of course There can be only one! Shame that he die. ..sigh