BRITAIN: Gay Contestant Seann Miley Moore Blows Away X Factor Judges With Queen Cover [VIDEO]

You’ll like this. The Mirror raves:

Seann Miley Moore brought the house down on the X Factor. The 24-year-old Australian’s audition began as potentially one of the hottest of hot messes when he walked out onto the stage, but somehow he managed to turn it all around and impress everyone. Take a hairy fur jacket, a PVC skirt, leather platform heels, sheer mesh top, metal waist-synching belt, hoop earrings, heavy make-up and a backwards baseball cap and you have an X Factor sensation before he’d even started singing. Seann, who revealed he moved to London from Australia to compete on the show, hit all the right notes with his version of Queen’s The Show Must Go On. After his crowd-wowing performance and incredibly powerful vocal, he sobbed as a tearful Ora told him: “There is nothing I can say to you apart from I am so happy you came on this show!” With a standing ovation from the crowd and the judges, the gushing comments just kept coming.

RELATED: Queen recorded the original as Freddie Mercury was in the final months of his battle against AIDS. Songwriter Brian May has been quoted as saying that the band was unsure that Mercury had the strength to perform the track’s challenging vocals. May: “And he went, ‘I’ll fucking do it, darling’ — vodka down — and went in and killed it, completely lacerated that vocal.” The lyrics contain references to Mercury’s determination to keep performing despite his impending death and to his declining physical appearance. (The official video for the track is a montage of Mercury in better days.) The single was released six weeks before Mercury’s death in 1991 and was certified gold in the US.

  • Reality.Bites

    Where’d he get that accent? He sure doesn’t sound Australian (or English).

    • bambinoitaliano

      I’m guessing he has Filipino background. Just a hunch. Just because that heritage produce some of the best vocalists.

      • Reality.Bites

        Perhaps he does, but that doesn’t explain the accent, which sounds Canadian or American to me.

        • clay

          Canadians do have Commonwealth access to Australian immigration, no? And Singapore?

          • bambinoitaliano

            I recall the Canadian need visa to enter Australia despite being commonwealth country. I know Malaysia is commonwealth but not sure Singapore is. I think it’s Republic of Singapore though not usually address that way.

          • Reality.Bites

            You can be a Republic and part of the Commonwealth. There are 53 members of the Commonwealth and the Queen is only head of state of 16 of them. Singapore is a member of the Commonwealth.

          • bambinoitaliano

            You are correct. I was confuse because the peninsular of Malay was under one nation until Singapore separated from Malaysia back in the 60’s.

          • John P Egan, PhD

            Singapore got kicked out of Malaysia…and they were unhappy about it at the time. Today, probably not at all. 🙂

          • bambinoitaliano

            I thought it was the late LKY that wanted the autonomy for the Chinese over the predominant Malay control government. He certainly had the far sight then. Look at the difference of the two countries. The affirmative action did more damaged to the country than it intended to help the Malay race in Malaysia.

          • John P Egan, PhD

            Everybody except New Zealanders need some sort of visa—often an electronic one travellers can arrange themselves online—to enter Australia. The Aussies have one of the most robust, rigorous and at times obsessive border services. Long before boats of asylum seekers started arriving, in fact.

          • Reality.Bites

            No – but in any event he says he’s Australian, with dual British/Australian citizenship and grew up in Australia.

          • bambinoitaliano

            Australians have special status with UK. In Canada you have to have certain heritage privilege to be fluid in both countries. Most commonwealth countries not necessary have special status to freely enter UK with the same privilege of a native.

          • John P Egan, PhD

            Actually, not for a long time. However, lots of Canucks and Aussies have a parent born in the UK (and thus can get UK citizenship) or a grandparent (and thus can get a residency permit leading to citizenship after a few years). When the UK joined the EU the Commonwealth fast track to residency/citizenship simply by being Canadian or Jamaican or Singaporean or Aussie (etc) was elminated. There isn’t even a fast lane for Commonwealth citizens at Heathrow 🙁

            Strangely enough, any citizen of a Commonwealth country with the right of abode—as a student or worker—can vote in UK elections. Even if they’re not citizens. But not EU elections.

        • TommyTune

          I concur that his accent sounds American.

    • Hip Byroads

      It may be part of his persona. Australian living in London speaking in generic American accent.

      • Reality.Bites

        Yeah – but he said he’d only been in London a short while. I’m just curious as to how he acquired it. Oh well, I suppose if he continues to be successful we’ll find out that and more about him.

    • TampaZeke

      That’s what I was thinking. He sounds more American than English or Australian.

  • medaka

    Why are the lady judges crying?

    • Rebecca Gardner

      For the same reason I am crying. It was beautiful. It was passionate. It was from the heart. We cry at beautiful things.

      • medaka

        Well, yeah, he WAS pretty damn awesome. Plus girls rule (or should rule) the planet. I guess I just don’t get the talent-show format thing.

        • Rebecca Gardner

          I agree. Women should rule the world. Sadly the Judaeo-Christian requirement for misogyny has hindered the logical role of women.

        • WWMD

          Did you not have some feeling on how hard this kids life probably has been and the fact the words to the song were so powerful and connect to what he’s been through plus if you are familiar with Queen and the story behind that song it’s even more emotional

    • bambinoitaliano
    • WWMD

      I was crying and definitely not a lady. I guess you just didn’t get it

    • JB

      Stendhal syndrome perhaps… or similar physiological reaction. Something this big ‘ol furry bear can relate to. I’m a mess in museums.

      • perversatile

        I had no idea
        Stendhal Syndrome
        was a real thing,
        I thought
        Chuck Pala-what-the-fuck
        made it up

  • The Larry Mac

    Dear Daily Mail: “synching” and “cinching” are completely different words.

  • Helen Damnation


  • zhera


    This guy will make it big. Pitch perfect performance and so much soul and passion!

    • bambinoitaliano

      At the back of my mind, I was expecting Simon Cowell complaining he is too theatrical and Broadway the same critic he had on Adam Lambert back in his Idol days. I suppose he sees that Adam Lambert and Conchita Wurst can have a career Seann could be the best of both artists.

      • WWMD

        He is so much better than Adam lambert

        • bambinoitaliano

          That’s debatable. He is fresh for sure. In terms of vocal range Adam possess far wider range. Adam is a very professional performer versus Seann a very intense and perhaps more depth in his artistry?

      • Gerry Fisher

        I love Adam as Adam, but I struggled with his performances with Queen. Something always felt missing. As wonderfully gay as Adam is, he didn’t have Freddie’s flamboyance, and couldn’t quite “go for it” like Freddie did.

        With this guy, nothing was missing.

        • bambinoitaliano

          I watch him perform with Queen last year as well. I think if we take away the comparison of him with Freddie Mercury, it’s easier to enjoy his performance on it’s own. It could be his Broadway background that he immediately assumed a flamboyant personality to counter that of Freddie that does not come across as organic? I think it’s a fine line between putting on a show versus putting on a concert. Queens and Freddie Mercury walk that blur line not many bands can duplicate.

  • TexasBoy

    That was powerful.

  • bkmn

    One of the best examples of the talent in our youth. Talent the right would like to toss away because of non-conformity.

    • bambinoitaliano

      Funny you brought up Adam Lambert on another thread. Seann does have theater and acting background and he was in The King & I Broadway traveling show base in Australia.

  • BobSF_94117

    That accent is American, no?

    • Circ09

      Sounds like he is trying to perfect it. Next stop Hollywood?

      • cheakamus

        Sounds like he’s pretty much achieved that goal, unless of course, he actually IS American (though I do know some Australians affect an American accent as an attention-getting device).

  • TexasBoy

    THIS Miley has class.

    • WWMD

      You know nothing about her then don’t be ignorant

      • RaygunsGoZap

        Really, asshole? Didn’t you just question me – without any details of the incidents – whether rape was too strong a word to describe what happened to me as a child? WOW! Ignorant, asshat has two mouths. One on each side of its neck.

        • WWMD

          Whoa what? Topic malfunction

    • GunnaHurt

      Yes, although honestly, class is over-rated and I think the other Miley is a lot of fun and has a set of pipes that even impresses a hard rock fan such as myself.

  • Bj Lincoln

    I was in tears by the end. It takes a lot to move me and this kid did.

  • bambinoitaliano

    This is his facebook . You can get a glimpse of who he is. And he did some covers. Quite an intense performer.

  • thevofl

    I wasn’t wowed by it. He has the talent and the passion which is most important, but what he did with this particular song, I didn’t care for. He will go far, and he deserves to.

  • Gerry Fisher

    I don’t usually watch the music videos posted here, but I’m glad I saw that one. You could tell he was a “serious” person by the tone of his voice during the interview part of the segment. Don’t judge someone based on his outfit. 🙂

    • ZhyKitty

      I loved how he was dressed. though I wouldn’t have paired chunky boots with that skirt. Still, he had everything….looks, flair, talent…
      Absolutely fantastic.

      • I think if the skirt had been shorter (at the most just above knee length) it would have worked with the boots

        • ClevelandJim

          Oh, Joan…Joan…

          • Go over to the Downton Abbey thread and leave fashion to me

          • ClevelandJim

            And this from the one who vaults the furs in warm weather…besides, I can’t I’m too upset that it’s ending.

          • As am I but there are poachers trying to steal your Branson!

          • ClevelandJim

            Oh yes, they always fall all over themselves slobbering over him. Let them have their fantasies, Branson knows who he’s coming home to.

  • Gee

    are we are still labeling ?

  • ScottJL

    The kid’s got talent.

  • ZhyKitty

    I’m covered in goosebumps.

    Goddess, I love this generation coming of age today.

  • Craig S

    Good for him. BOOYAH!!

  • Mark

    Incredibly good!…Passion and Performance!….and still there will always be the beautiful uniqueness – owned and operated – by Freddie.

  • GunnaHurt

    not to be “that guy,” but are we just assuming he’s gay because he’s a flamboyant dresser? I mean, he didn’t say either way.

    • Reality.Bites

      We aren’t assuming anything. It’s from the newspaper article and presumably they know more about him than just what’s seen in the clip.

  • Puckfair52

    Very naaaayyyyse naaaaayyyse ineeeeeeeed!

  • Oscarlating Wildely

    No one seems to have noted so yea, I’ll go there:

    He’s way talented. He’s also so much more than fine. Just saying.

  • Palmer

    If he’s from Australia he has taken elocution lessons because not one word that came out of his mouth sounded like either an Aussie or a Brit. To my ear he sounded more like a Southern Califorian than anything else. I hope I’m wrong.

  • 2karmanot

    Absolutely stunning. OMG, what a voice.

  • Michael Senesac

    Wow, Just WOW. Off topic, Simon is Not aging well.

  • TampaZeke

    That was ALL kinds of AMAZING! I absolutely love everything about him. A star is born!

  • TexPlant

    I do love his look!!

  • Johnny Dick

    What a great performer! Tears on this one and a star for sure. Love his chest too.
    I want to see more of Seann performances on X factor.

  • BearEyes

    terrific voice!

  • StudioTodd

    “The official video for the track is a montage of Mercury in better days.”

    You could say it’s a montage from his younger days, or healthier days, but it’s not true to say Freddie’s “better days” were behind him vocally than when this was recorded.

  • DesertSun59

    An Aussie with an American accent in London. That adds even more to this guy’s originality.

  • Adam also has great pipes. He absolutely knocks out the song, “we are the champions” singing truly in the spirit of Freddie Mercury. He definitely channels him, much like this hot lad does with another Queen cover. Thanks for sharing.