I was in Blackpool for a few days there, and decided to go to the legends show last night. This year, for the show I booked, it was Tom Jones, Robbie Williams, Meat Loaf and Freddie Mercury.
The guy performing as Tom Jones was good. He sounded like him and, although Tom is not my cup of tea, he did do the well known songs and was quite enjoyable.
The Robbie tribute performed with lots of energy, and put on a good show - he had the cocky, arrogant swagger and the RW charecteristics AND even looked like him, but only actually sounded like him in places. Good, though.
Meat Loaf was absolutely spot on, performing all the hits to perfection. IMHO, he was the highlight of the night.
As for Freddie......
Disappointing. Sorry, Dean, but it just wasn't right buddy. You performed with great enthusiasm, but the voice just wasn't there. You didn't sound like Freddie, you sang your own versions of the songs, you got most of the phrasing wrong and often the lyrics too.
Don't get me wrong, you can sing, and you have an excellent voice. If I had heard you in a club, just singing a Queen song, I would've thought it was great - but you're portraying Freddie without being like Freddie!
If anyone is thinking about going to this show, make sure Meat Loaf is on the bill!
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