Queen talent audition

MERCURIAL: Queen’s Roger Taylor has launched a North American talent search in order to assemble the band for The Queen Extravaganza, which will begin touring next year—and while Freddie’s unitard may be hard to fill, there’s one contestant who appears to be up for the challenge. That would be one Marc Martel, the lead singer of a Christian band named Downhere, whose Queen audition has already racked up more than 3.8 million views. Marc’s performance so impressed Ellen DeGeneres that she booked him on her show to perform his audition of “Somebody to Love.” Check out the dude’s rad audition video above, and take a look at yesterday’s Ellen performance here. (10/4a)