Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon sang an awe-inspiring version of “Who Wants To Live Forever” by Queen in front of a live audience during Queen Night on American Idol 2019 (Season 17).
“Who Wants To Live Forever” was written by Queen’s lead guitarist Brian May as soundtrack to the film “Highlander”. Lead and backing vocals were done by Freddie Mercury and Brian May. The song peaked at No. 24 in the UK charts.
For the first time in his American Idol journey, Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon’s parents watched him perform live onstage. Asked by host Ryan Seacrest what he thought about his son’s performance, Jeremiah’s father said, “That was pretty powerful, it’s another great performance. Honestly, I’m not very objective, I think he’s the best one here.”
American Idol judges Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie gave Jeremiah a standing ovation after his performance. They were one in praising his voice, with Lionel pointing out that Jeremiah’s voice is “something to be reckoned with.”
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon was voted to the Top 6 of American Idol 2019. He will be performing with the other Top 6 contenders which include Alejandro Aranda, Laci Kaye Booth, Laine Hardy, Madison VanDenburg, and Wade Cota on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 8:00 PM ET on ABC.
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon sings ‘Who Wants To Live Forever’ on American Idol 2019
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Jeremiah you really embodied the spirit of Freddie Mercury with that performance. I think it was like you froze time. It was so beautiful and it was so beautiful seeing you perform in front of your parents for the first time. And it’s so wonderful to see your journey, to hear about it and to see your parents, you know, come out here and support you and accept you and know it’s a come as you are situation. So, God bless all three of you.
Jeremiah you just continue to spoil us. I mean, it was such an emotional ride, you have a real knack for that. You take us on a journey, that was a complete journey that built and built and built. And then you just took it to the next level. So I love every second of it.
There’s something you can’t teach, it’s just called the ability to draw people in. The dynamics of your voice, you got a band that sounds like that much power coming behind you and you take the band to the next level. That means you’re really doing something powerful. Your voice is something to be reckoned with. I’m telling you man I’m very proud of you. Keep up the good work and the best time to do it is in front of your parents.
Jeremiah Lloyd Harmon’s amazing performance of Queen’s “Who Wants to Live Forever” shows how deserving he is to be on the Top 6 of American Idol 2019.