Much prefer to listen to him sing than Lambert. Luckily I'm never in that either/or situation - the originals still exist.
Yeah the great thing is the original is alive and well on the albums and concert footage.
My view of the Lambert/Martel thing is that I'd much rather listen to Freddie than a voice that sounds like him or a bit like him but isn't him.
As good as Marc Martel is, he isn't Freddie and therefore for me Brian, Roger and Lambert (not trying to sound like someone he isn't) is a better proposition then someone who is an imitator.
If I had the skill to paint a copy of a Gustav Klimt, I might be a artist,or operator of a paint brush, but I would lack the genius that went into achieving the original. . . .
I think Lambert has a technically better voice - Martell seems to be moving away from the FM style and sometimes sounds a bit strained?
I can imagine the simpletons who buy music making this a big hit. That's no slight on him.