July 03, 2005 11:15 PM by Joe Blackmon
One of the highlights and most memorable performances of the American Idol 4 season was Constantine Maroulis’ rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody. The performance was praised by the judges and even Simon Cowell called it “astonishing.” Twenty years from now if they make a show about the greatest American Idol performances, then Constantine’s Bohemian Rhapsody will undoubtedly be a part of it.
Now there is good news for Constantine Maroulis fans who want to relive that memory. According to Billboard.com, the track list for the Queen tribute album Killer Queen has been officially announced and a certain American Idol finalist will be singing on the album. Killer Queen will have two versions of Bohemian Rhapsody. One version will be by Flaming Lips, while the other version will be by Constantine Maroulis. The Las Vegas cast of the Queen musical “We Will Rock You” will accompany Constantine on his version.
Killer Queen is set to be released on August 2, 2005, but fans can currently pre-order the CD on Amazon.com. Other current CDs that feature Constantine Maroulis include “Pray for the Soul of Betty” and American Idol Season 4 The Showstopper’s CD (which includes Constantine singing My Funny Valentine). Constantine Maroulis’ official band website can be found at PrayForTheSoulofBetty.com, and there is also a Yahoo fan club for Constantine called the Constantine Maroulis Army and Street Team.
Update: A Reality TV Magazine reader just sent in a link to a hilarious rock opera called "Randy, Does Brian May like Constantine’s Version of Bohemian Rhapsody?" that appears on the MaroulisCONnection.com.