Many artists have covered Queen’s mega-hit “Bohemian Rhapsody” over the years. However, one that stands out from the rest is when a trio of girls sang the tune on The Voice Kids in Germany.
After a video of their performance was posted it quickly set the internet ablaze. In fact, it’s a chilling rendition that’s been viewed more than 28 million times on YouTube.
If you were to ask the average person to name a Queen song, likely “Bohemian Rhapsody” would be their response. It’s the British rock band’s 1975 classic that combined a variety of music genres into one six-minute masterpiece.
Sofie, Matteo, and Julia were asked to perform “Bohemian Rhapsody” during a battle round on The Voice Kids. Besides it being a complicated song on its own – the fact that the contestants spoke German would add to the impressive feat.
The coaches faced the girls waiting to hear what they’d be able to do with the iconic tune. Accompanied by a piano, Matteo is the first to unleash her voice, followed by Julia, then Sophie.
With each passing moment, the performance gets more powerful while the stunned reactions become more clear. Together the trio was absolutely crushing it.
During the operatic portion of the song, one of the coaches shows off that he’s covered in goosebumps. Others can’t help but rise to their feet to dance along. But as we know, “Bohemian Rhapsody” has multiple changes, meaning there was so much more to come.
A couple of minutes into the girls’ rendition it’s transformed into a rock concert that has everyone going wild. After that, it simmers back down with Mercury’s closing lyrics. In a short time, all three contestants managed to demonstrate their diversified singing talents.
As for the meaning behind “Bohemian Rhapsody” that’s to be determined by the listener. According to Metro, Freddie Mercury once explained:
“It’s one of those songs which has such a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them…”
Just when you think it’s over there’s quite the surprise. Suddenly, the music starts up again and the contestants are summoned for an encore. If you’re a fan of The Voice, you know it’s not a common occurrence that singers repeat their performance.
At first, the girls seem taken off guard, but quickly jump back into an epic encore of “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Unexpectedly everyone’s treated to twice the amount of chills.
Once the video was posted on YouTube it spread like wildfire. People from all over the world have commented on the young trio’s performance, which surely would’ve made Freddie himself proud.
One man wrote:
“This is the most iconic amateur group cover of the truncated version of BH ever performed; worlds of talent in this trio, who start as rivals and end as collaborators, in a performance with a genuine live concert vibe. This is rock and roll.”
Another person commented:
“I wonder whether others will agree with me when I say this might be one of the greatest Voice kids battles of ALL time? I certainly think so.”
There’s a reason the video below’s gone viral. Get ready to be blown away by these girls’ incredible talent!
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