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Posted: 07 Aug 06, 15:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I don't know if this aired anywhere else but the US. . .

There was a reality tv show years ago that took regular people that could sound like their idols and changed their clothes and their look to replicate the legendary singer. I was just a kid but I remember it. The Final two competitors (the best) were a Freddie Mercury impersonator and an Aretha Franklin impersonator. Aretha was bad (she didn't look anything like the original and didn't really sound like her) but she had a sad story so she won. At that time I remember thinking that Freddie should have won.

Does anyone else remember this show?

Does anyone have any footage or can direct me to a youtube or something?

I always wanted to see it again after I really started getting into Queen! Thanks!

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Posted: 07 Aug 06, 15:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Better yet, the guy that sang as Freddie even posted on QZ at the time.

Can't remember the name of the show, but if you do find it, try a search for it in old QZ threads. There was a big discussion of the show at the time.


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Posted: 07 Aug 06, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember that show. Kid rom 90's hip hop dup Kid and Play was the host, right? The guys from the House Party Movies? I think the show was called your big break and people dressed up as music icons (whether they looked like them or not) and song kareoke versions of the songs (well kareoke as much as American Idol is kareoke). Hope that helps. Just trying to be a productive QZer,

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Posted: 07 Aug 06, 17:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, "Performing As...". Wasn't the best night for TV, I must say.


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Posted: 07 Aug 06, 18:40 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0673040/

There's the show's listing.

"Performing As..." was a different show than "Your Big Break." Both, however, had Freddie impersonators on.


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Posted: 08 Aug 06, 23:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thanks so much for all the replies!!! I am now going on a hunt!! I've got to see that show again.