Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" is, for whatever reason, the song to cover. Perhaps performers think the ghost of Freddie Mercury will somehow imbue them with the ability to mimic his one-of-a-kind vocal stylings. But, if the countless American Idol auditions featuring Queen's opus are of any indication, that never happens. Ever.
Unless, of course, you've got the pipes of Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie.
Yep, the MySpace-age band is still going strong — exclamation point and all. Only two of Panic!'s original members are still at it, and the guyliner's been exchanged for edgy haircuts, but the theatrics are still there in full force. The group has been stretching those chops while touring to promote its wildly underrated album Too Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die!, and Urie's been covering Queen's 1975 smash.
Sure, claiming this to be the "best 'Bohemian Rhapsody' cover" is a grand statement to make, but Urie and Co. nail it. He's no Freddie Mercury, but he performs with skill and gusto. In short, he's Magnifico.