Musical artists have a powerful way of shaping us as human beings, and Marc Martel made that very clear singing a Queen classic. In a day and age where music is almost always within reaching distance, whether through our phones, television, radio and so much more, we have the choice of who we want to listen to and when we want to listen to it. Marc picked up on the way Freddie Mercury delivered one of his greatest hits of all time and began to practice it for himself.
Freddie Mercury not only had a way of influencing Marc Martel's voice, but also triggered a talent within him as his own artist. We can only imagine the way Marc must have sang along to this Queen classic, and eventually began performing it. The result of doing so has had a powerful impact across the internet. One day he had the courage to introduce himself and record his own version.
It's not common for music legends to influence someone so deeply that they end up sounding almost exactly like them, but Marc Martel is a stunning exception. The moment he opened his mouth to sing "Somebody to Love," it's crystal clear that Freddie Mercury gave this young man's natural vocal talent a boost.
Setting aside all fear of being judged for imitating the rock legend, Marc decided to record his song for an audition. It's almost unreal the way that someone with such extreme talent is simply standing in his room for a casual performance.
The simple setting put a spotlight on his voice. He didn't need the luxury of a stage set before an audience in order to show off his incredible talent. In the end, his pure love for music shone brightly through his performance. Grasping the microphone in his hand, he had all that he needed.
Marc could have never known that his casual performance would reach millions. He was just doing what he loves to do. His love for music has now influenced countless people, proving that you don't have to be a music legend in order to do so.
His smile at the end without even knowing how popular his video would become is truly humbling.