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.