Adam Lambert could be ‘replaced’ in Queen by Westlife’s Mark Feehily
Adam Lambert may have to pass on the Freddie Mercury baton temporarily as Westlife star Mark Feehily could replace the singer for a Christmas collaboration with Queen.
Since 2011, American Idol star Adam has toured with surviving Queen members, Brian May and Roger Taylor, as the band’s frontman following Freddie’s death in 1991.
While Adam has earned critical-acclaim for his performances with the legendary rock band, Westlife have also received applause for the Queen medley sang on their current UK tour.
The Irish pop group have impressed the Queen camp so much that they are said to be in the midst of talks to collaborate with the band for a Christmas song or performance with Mark taking centre stage in frontman position, which Adam currently holds.
A source told Metro.co.uk: ‘Westlife’s comeback has been a massive success story and many ideas are being floated.
‘The boys are all focused on the tour and new music but a collaboration with Queen would be incredible.’
It seems Mark, 39, and Queen may have more in common than first realised as the singer is known to support the same LGBTQ+ charities as the British rock band.
The insider continued of the possible Christmas plans: ‘The Queen tribute on their current tour is popular with fans and really does showcase their amazing vocals.
‘It is also well known that people close to Queen are impressed with Mark’s voice. He’s one of very few male vocalists who could actually sing Freddie’s songs. Something big could happen especially if he stands in for Adam Lambert.’
Adam, 37, recently opened up about his long stint performing with Queen and told Metro.co.uk that he had no intention of playing Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody, as he’s not trying to ‘impersonate’ the legendary rocker.
He explained: ‘My job is to pay homage to him by singing their songs on tour, and there will only ever be one Freddie Mercury, so I am very much myself, and I am so lucky to get to share the stage with Brian May and Roger Taylor.’
But he did have a cheeky cameo in the Bohemian Rhapsody biopic though.
Adam and Queen are expected to resume their tour in July with a North American leg before heading over to Australia and Asia in 2020.
Metro.co.uk have reached out to Adam’s reps for comment.
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