Texas Sheriffs Take ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Karaoke Challenge

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The first full trailer for the Queen biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, was released on May 15. The film, from Twentieth-Century Fox, is scheduled for release on Oct. 24 in the U.K. and Nov. 2 in the U.S. As we reported recently, fan reaction has been overwhelmingly positive.

On June 8, Queen announced a website for fans to have a chance to have your voice included in the film. Queen fans around the world can visit PutMeInBohemian on a mobile device and record their best rendition of “Bohemian Rhapsody” karaoke-style, for a chance to have their voice included in the movie.

Step 2 and your heart’s beating…

As the announcement notes: “Once their recording is submitted, it will be sent to the team working on the movie, and if selected, their voice could be included in the film as part of the crowd singing during a live performance scene.”

Members of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s office in Texas took part in the challenge. Watch their clip below.

We tried it and it gives you an opportunity to review your recording before submitting it.

Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor are among the film’s producers. Rami Malek (TV’s Mr. Robot) portrays legendary Queen frontman, Freddie Mercury; Ben Hardy (X-Men: Apocalypse, Mary Shelley, Only the Brave) plays Roger Taylor; Gwilym Lee (The Hollow Crown, Jamestown) plays Brian May; Joe Mazzello (The Social Network, G.I. Joe: Retaliation) plays John Deacon. Lucy Boynton (Murder on the Orient Express) stars as Mercury’s lifelong companion, Mary Austin.

You’re killin’ it…

The film is described in a release as “a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury, who defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers on the planet. The film traces the meteoric rise of the band through their iconic songs and revolutionary sound, their near-implosion as Mercury’s lifestyle spirals out of control, and their triumphant reunion on the eve of Live Aid, where Mercury, facing a life-threatening illness, leads the band in one of the greatest performances in the history of rock music.”

Queen’s Facebook page has more than 28 million followers. The clip was posted there on May 15 and, as of June 8, had been viewed 22 million times, with over 78,000 comments.

Watch the full first Bohemian Rhapsody trailer

Related: Our Album Rewind of Queen’s A Night at the Opera

Watch members of the Tom Green County Sheriff’s office do the karaoke challenge

Tickets to see Queen + Adam Lambert in concert are available here and here.

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