WATCH: Panic! At The Disco Slays Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody'
Rock fans are still buzzing about the Panic! At The Disco (aka Brendon Urie) cover of “Bohemian Rhapsody” that aired during Tuesday night’s American Music Awards.
Although presented as “live” during the AMAs, the performance of the Queen classic was, in fact, taped Oct. 6 at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. (When the AMAs aired, it was already Wednesday afternoon in Australia and Panic! was starting a two-day break between shows in Adelaide and Brisbane.)
Noticably missing from Urie’s touring band was guitarist Kenneth Harris, who left late last month amidst allegations of sexual misconduct. He was replaced by Mike Naran.
On social media, people gave kudos to Panic! singer Brendon Urie’s for showcasing incredible range on the song.
“Panic! at the Disco just slayed their Bohemian Rhapsody tribute oh my god,” read a tweet from Brian Ries.
One fan gushed: “Brendon Urie is the best Male rock singer currently alive on earth … Urie deserves so much more recognition and respect for his God Given unbelievable talent.”
Blogger Perez Hilton tweeted: “Freddie Mercury would be so proud!”
Brendon Urie singing the "mama mia" in bohemian rhapsody on the AMAs was straight up sex— kms (@19kstaab) October 10, 2018
Friendly reminder that Brendon Urie is one of the most talented singers currently on earth and people have slept on him for far too long. Thanks for coming to my Ted Talk. pic.twitter.com/pDVlUpjS1O— Brigid (@Brigid_K) October 10, 2018
brendon urie is not from this earth— emmy (@emmytantuccio) October 10, 2018
Panic! At The Disco won an AMA for Favorite Artist - Alternative Rock.
Watch the performance below: