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Watch Rami Malek Perform As Freddie Mercury For Bohemian Rhapsody

Signature black mustache? Check. Iconic white tank top and black armband? Double check. Incomparable stage presence? Well, decide for yourself. 

New behind-the-scenes footage of director Bryan Singer's upcoming Queen biopic Bohemian Rhapsody has surfaced online, and it shows Mr. Robot star Rami Malek proving his acting chops as frontman and music legend Freddie Mercury for one of the film's most important scenes: the Live Aid concert, which was held at Wembley Stadium in July of 1985. 

The clip is the first video evidence we've seen of Malek as Mercury (an exclusive photo was released earlier this month courtesy of Entertainment Weekly), and it seems like the actor is hitting all the beats of the Live Aid performance. From jogging out onstage with a spring in his step to making dramatic arm movements before shuffling over to the Pepsi cup-lined piano, everything appears to be on-point. 

What is still a little uncertain is the aspect all Queen fans are worried about: the singing. Though the video does feature vocals, the general consensus is that it isn't Mercury's voice and it can't be said for sure whether Malek is actually singing. Comments on the original video (which is no longer available on YouTube) speculate that musician Marc Martel, who gained fame in 2011 when his cover of Queen's "Somebody to Love" went viral, is the one we're hearing. 

The actor and the director previously stated that Malek's voice will be used on its own or be blended with audio recordings of Mercury, and any missing gaps will be filled by a Mercury sound-alike singer, which could very well be Martel if the popular chatter proves true. "We're going to use Freddie as much as possible and use myself as much as possible," Malek explained to EW. "I'm in Abbey Road [Studios] right now if that should say anything to you. I'm not working on my acting."

Malek has been extremely open about how grateful he is for the opportunity to play Mercury, recalling the magnitude of the first time he was dolled up in the hair and makeup. "When you're able to open your eyes and see a different person staring back at you in the mirror, it's a very affirming moment," said Malek, adding that his natural resemblance to the beloved musician "only adds to the level of confidence that one would need to play Freddie Mercury." 

In another interview, he discussed how much he admires Queen on the whole. "Everyday [I've immersed myself in the world of Freddie Mercury] and it never feels like it's enough because those guys, each one of them, is this incredible artist on their own. Together, collectively, it is a phenomenon. Things like that don't happen. When they would lay tracks the tape became clear because they were over dubbing things, they were coming up with new ideas all the time," said Malek.

Joining Malek in Bohemian Rhapsody are Joe Mazzello as bass guitarist John "Deacy" Deacon, Ben Hardy as drummer Roger Taylor, Gwimlym Lee as lead guitarist Brian May, and Lucy Boynton as Mercury's lifelong friend and longtime lover Mary Austin. The film is scheduled to rock into theaters on December 25, 2018. 

Until then, take a look at the other movies that will blow you away next year.