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Amazing Bohemian Rhapsody Cover Goes Viral

by Hanna Embry on

Check out this amazing Bohemian Rhapsody cover that was created by a woman with a folding mirror.

Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the most iconic songs of all-time and has been covered thousands of times online. However, no-one has ever performed like this!

Certainly, it’s no easy task to put an original spin on a song that is a genuine classic. One woman found an interesting way of doing that. Amazingly, all she needed was her grandmothers folding mirror and Freddie Mercury’s magical voice.

So many online covers of the song are designed to show off the singer’s voice. Instead, Shelbi Cornelison decided to lip-sync and recreate the video instead.

Amazing Bohemian Rhapsody Cover

New York-based Cornelison used her grandmother’s old three-part mirror and created something quite unique. She describes herself as a music lover and uses her TikTok account @notlikethecar to post hilarious videos or her lip-syncing to classic songs.

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She says she was inspired to cover Bohemian Rhapsody following the success of a previous clip. That clip was a video of “Need You Now” by Lady Antebellum, which Cornelison lip-synced in front of a folding mirror.

“The reaction to that was amazing so I thought ‘how can I step this up?'”, she said. “And of course, one of the most iconic songs we have, Bohemian Rhapsody, came to mind.

“The harmonies and constant vocal shifts were perfect for this.”

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Place her smartphone on a towel rack in her bathroom and using the camera to capture three angles from the mirror, Cornelison was able to complete the video in half-hour.

Amazing Bohemian Rhapsody Cover

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Carefully balancing her phone on the bathroom towel rack, she positioned the camera to cleverly capture all three angles of the mirror.

“The entire thing is taken in one take – no editing – so if I messed up early on, I’d just stop and start over.

“I’m not sure the exact number of takes – the camera was constantly running though so I got a ton of outtakes and was able to make a pretty funny blooper real.

“My phone was set up on the towel rack on the wall. There was a second phone on the sink that was playing the music.

“But there weren’t any other mirrors or anything to see myself in. I could kind of see what the angles looked like on my phone, because I filmed with the front facing camera, but it’s very minimal.

“Most of it is just knowing how far to pull the mirrors. I’ll test it before I film and see about where the mirrors need to be pulled to. It looks a lot different from my point of view than the cameras.

“Sometimes my face looks half cut off in the mirrors, but on the camera the angle is captured perfectly. It’s a bunch of trial and error.”

As a result of the video, Cornelison has a viral hit on here hands. Check out the video above and let us know what you think of this amazing Bohemian Rhapsody cover.

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Written by: Hanna Embry

Hanna is a freelance author who has been working for blogs, websites, and ghostwriting books for nearly a decade! After living abroad, and traveling the world, Hanna found that her voice as a creative writer, as well as her love of traveling, could go hand in hand as a freelance content creator. She has a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences Degree from Indiana University. Her favorite Author is Brandon Sanderson, she is a mother, she has two beautiful dogs, and her amazing writing skills can be found on a wide variety of platforms! You can contact Hanna at [email protected]