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Marc Martel, Queen Extravaganza Video Sensation, Wins Popular Vote For Best Fan Cover On MTV O Awards 2

Marc Martel wins an MTV OMusic Award for Best Fan Cover. Whoo hoo!

 Marc Martel, lead vocalist for the Christian rock band Downhere, was honored last night at the MTV O Awards 2 where fans across the country voted him the winner of Best Fan Cover for his rendition of  Queen’s “Somebody To Love” in the Queen Extravaganza competition.

His audition video has drawn over 4 million views, earned him an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres show, and prompted Queen’s Roger Taylor to call Marc “an extraordinarily good singer who would make a wonderful Freddie,” during a recent Fox News interview.


Marc wasn’t able to attend the online awards due to travel after a recent tour in Norway. But he accepted the award in a pre-taped acceptance speech thanking fans.

Marc and the rest of the guys in Downhere will wrap up “The Called To Love Tour” that concludes November 13th and begin the group’s “How Many Kings Christmas Tour” in Kansas City, KS on December 1st.

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Karl Rague

posted December 23, 2011 at 3:51 pm

I am very happy you were picked to represent Freddie; he is smiling right now. I new the first time I herd your video; you were the man for the job. Your are now starting a new chapter in your life.

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posted March 27, 2012 at 6:56 pm

I saw Downhere in Madison wi.this past weekend when the “called to love tour” played here. Along with Aaron Shust and Jason Gray it was truly one of the best concerts I’ve ever attended.I never heard of marc martel and downhere before then,but I’ve been playing them non-stop ever since,what a voice God has blessed him with.I hope they tour our area for the “How many Kings Christmas”concert Diane

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