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Can you sing like Freddie Mercury? Ask a computer

By | Published on Friday 15 November 2019

Freddie Mercury

How much do you sound like Freddie Mercury? I reckon, if you sang a Queen song at me, I could tell you to a reasonable level of accuracy. That wouldn’t be very exciting though, would it? It would be far more exciting if a COMPUTER told you. A computer filled to the brim with ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE. Well, welcome to the day where all your dreams come true.

Yup, Queen and YouTube Music have teamed up to build the FreddieMeter, in part to raise awareness of the band’s AIDS and HIV charity the Mercury Phoenix Trust. Although the official blurb also mentions that it’s the 44th anniversary of the first live performance of ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’. Yes, the all-important 44th anniversary!

How does it work though? Well, it’s simple. You sing into your computer and then the website they’ve built tells you how much you sound like Freddie Mercury. Of course it returns everyone’s score as zero, because no one sounds like Freddie Mercury. No, not really. Actually, I think it has its flattery setting turned up quite high.

Once your results are back, you get a scorecard that you can share on social media. And that’s what life is all about, isn’t it? Give it a go yourself here.