The other day my wife was a run of talent show videos and I heard some screeching Whitney/Maria wanabe doing her histrionic best to ruin a Queen song. For the love of Freddie, why do these shows think they have to cover Queen? Dancing with the Stars has their professional singers butcher at least a couple Queen classics every season. This has to stop. There needs to be federal, nay international, jurisdiction on this matter.
From now on any pop singer shall not try to delve back into the classic rock vault, especially on rock singers that are impossible to cover like Mercury. Or Plant, or Chrissie Hynde (yes, this legislation includes “Brass in Pocket”). These songs do not work with the vocal gymnastics and runs favored by pop divas. Hell, few songs do. So please, a moratorium on this