Freddie Mercury is one of those artists whose genius has transcended borders and time. Some of our present-day stars have become noticed by taking on the challenge of a Queen song and succeeding. Here we have a middle schooler who not only covers ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ on voice and piano but one that replicates the live performance step by step.
From the moment he steps on stage, you’ll notice that he is dressed in an iconic Queen outfit. With jeans and a white shirt, combined with his hair slicked back, this youngster truly looked the part. With every effort undertaken, the artist starts to call forth the essence of a legend.
Even though the song is notoriously difficult to play and sing, Penkov puts forth a powerful performance with charm characteristic to the original Freddy Mercury. His voice has the same shake & sound to it, while confidence is carried in every move. With a performance going well, our artist even takes a moment to blow the crowd a kiss
As if fueled with all new energy from his gesture, Penkov ups the emphasis, putting even more enthusiasm into his show. Enthralled by his own upbeat recreation, the singer throws up his fist, drawing applause from the entire room. No hiccups have slowed this man down, taking on the persona of Freddie in style.
Each artist vies to make a cover song their own, and this avid singer is no exception. With a creative interpretation hitting just before the final verse, young Alexander closes off a well-rounded performance that is far from flawless, but with stage presence like that – who really cares? He won over the whole room, proving his multifaceted talent on-stage.
Alexander Penchov delivers an explosive act for his middle school talent show, conjuring the spirit of Freddie Mercury in a tribute performance of “Bohemian Rhapsody” that his school will never forget. With a bit of help from the internet – neither will you! From capturing the legend’s voice & personality to the finer details that totally stole the show, he nailed it.