OK I’m not gonna write here about how big a fan i am of Queen again, but just thought id update you all as to whether Queen would indeed be performing on The X Factor, or whether they were just mentoring the acts.
The Sun Newspaper are claiming that Queen will indeed be performing on The X Factor. The two remaining members of Queen, Brian May and Roger Taylor will take to the stage to perform their flagship track, Bohemian Rhapsody with the contestants.
The two biggest Afros in music appeared head-to-head last night as Jamie Archer met his hero – Queen’s Brian May. The frizzy-topped duo were introduced as the talent show wannabes were given rock masterclasses by Brian and Roger ahead of tonights Queen Night.
And Guitarist Brian May was so impressed by Jamie’s curly mop that he modestly asked him: “Are you trying to copy me?“
Queen fan Jamie, 34 – nicknamed “Jamie Afro” – confessed he WAS, replying: “It’s part Brian May and part Jimi Hendrix.” Jamie will sing the rockers’ smash Radio Ga Ga on tonight’s ITV show. He said: “Queen are heroes of mine. I know this performance is going to be the best of my life.“
Brian and Roger, 60, also met contestants Danyl Johnson, Stacey Solomon, Joe McElderry, Lloyd Daniels, Olly Murs and twins John and Edward Grimes in London. And Brian had reassuring words for Danyl, who will be singing the group’s We Are The Champions.
The 27-year-old singer has been blasted for being cocky. But Brian said legendary Queen frontman Freddie Mercury – who died in 1991 – had faced similar criticism. He said: “Freddie was accused of being arrogant more than once. You need to go out there and give it to the audience“.
John and Edward, dubbed Jedward, will perform Under Pressure – with lyrics by rapper VANILLA ICE. Anybody looking forward to Queen Week tonight on The X Factor? I certainly am!!!