Fans are speculating that the powerful Jordan Smith has already locked up a victory in this season’s The Voice with his stupendous semifinals performance of Queen’s “Somebody To Love.” (The song knocked Adele from the top of her iTunes tower.) Adam Levine, who each week struggles to find new words to express how Jordan Smith makes him feel inside, simply let loose with a guttural growl of “Yeah!” that articulated the crowd’s response, too. It was the same feeling that Freddie Mercury, the original singer (and composer) of “Somebody to Love” routinely produced in Queen‘s mesmerized audiences.
The Voice singers are encouraged to experiment, show their versatility and range. But Smith, being in a unique position, may just choose to double down with Queen. The great Freddie Mercury, who died at just 45 in 1991, left singers like Jordan Smith (and there aren’t many) a treasure chest of perfect and unusual pop songs — for great voices only. Smith would be acknowledging his front-runner position and giving the audience exactly what it wants if he were to choose “We Are The Champions” — especially if he preceded it with “We Will Rock You” (written by Queen guitarist Brian May). Smith would bring the house down, and emotionally cripple Levine, whose Team Adam would also be champion. Here are 7 other choices from Queen that could cement Jordan Smith’s win.