Take On The #FreddieChallenge

Clint Drieberg
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This week is the anniversary of the first time Queen performed the legendary tune Bohemian Rhapsody LIVE. Its was 1975 in Liverpool of all places!

In honour of the late great Freddie, and to raise awareness and funds for the Mercury Phoenix Trust, the charity fighting AIDS worldwide, a web app has just been released called the ‘Freddie Meter’ which lets fans around the world see how closely their voice matches Freddie’s.

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You can take part in the #FreddieChallenge now, just by going to freddiemeter.withyoutube.com

‘Freddie Meter’ 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. Queen fans, killer impressionists, and anyone who enjoys a little karaoke and are ready to step up to the challenge can get started by doing the following:

  1. SING: Pick one of four QUEEN songs on the microsite (Bohemian Rhapsody, Don’t Stop Me Now, Somebody to Love or We Are the Champions) and sing your heart out!
  2. SHARE: Get your score and share! Download the custom scorecard asset directly to your device, then share it on YouTube Stories, Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
  3. CHALLENGE: Using the hashtag #FreddieChallenge on social channels, challenge three friends to see how they measure up.
  4. DONATE: Encourage a charitable donation to Mercury Phoenix Trust in your post → http://www.mercuryphoenixtrust.com/donate

And this weekend we will also be celebrating Freddie Mercury with a very special documentary here on Radio Nova called “Never Boring

At 9pm Saturday and 9am Sunday Dee Woods will take a look at the life and work of a truly legendary artist and musician.

The programme includes contributions from his friends, family, bandmates and, in rare archive audio, from the man himself set to a soundtrack of his greatest solo hits

Tune in at 9pm Saturday and 9am Sunday for Freddie Mercury Never Boringon Radio Nova