Queen Extravaganza Narrowing Down Contestants
'Queen' drummer Roger Taylor started a contest six weeks ago to find the ultimate 'Queen' tribute band that will go out on tour next year called 'Queen Extravaganza'. The website was flooded with audition videos and now Taylor has announced he will soon reveal the semi finalists.
You can see all the audition tapes online and some of them are amazing. Roger has a big job narrowing the hundreds of contestants down to a small group of semi finalists. Taylor has said about the videos they have "unlocked an amazing storehouse of talent. The standard is mind-blowingly high, and it's really a thrill getting to discover some of them."
Once the semi finalists have been chosen they will be asked to perform a specific song and have it submitted between November 9th and 13th. The new audition videos will be put up on the website to be judged by the public between November 14th and 28th.
When the voting closes, the finalists will be flown to L.A. in December to perform for a panel of judges that will include Taylor. Three different vocalists and a five-piece band will be chosen to go out on Tour next year. Roger Taylor will both produce and act as musical director for 'Queen Extravaganza'.
After watching a few of the auditions, I still think this guy should win, he's awesome!