Greatest Rock Singers of All Time Readers Poll, Final Four: Freddie Mercury (Queen) Vs. Chris Cornell (Soundgarden)

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BatJam

People probably voted for Chris thinking that Mercury was going to win anyway. Though Chris is a great singer he is not better than Mercury.

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Darth Compton

Color me surprised how close this is. Holy crap. I go get drunk over the weekend and Chris grew into the lead. Kind of awesome, even though it still seems wrong to not have Freddie wear the crown.

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Andromeda

I didn't even know that this Cornell existed. What is this singer near Freddie Mercury? Nothing. Obviously, there's sabotage here. Because Brian May was n.2 guitarrist, the anti-queen people want revenge at any price. Somebody have spent all day long pushing the button to change the result. Ridiculous. No problem at all. These polls are of no importance anyway.

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danapb

Nope - no sabotage. Many of us Cornell fans found out about this poll within the last week and voted for him. We love Freddie too but for us, many feel that Chris has a greater range and is a better "rock" singer. I only voted once (didn't know you could vote more than once). But you're right - the polls are for fun and are of no importance. Who you like is who you like.

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SamiEndler

That was my first thought too: sabotage.
Mercury was leading with 70% or something some days ago, when many votes where already casted, so it was quite represantative at this time.
Cornell isn´t a real challenge for Plant, so maybe there are some Plant fanboys involved to make sure he will win.

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James1937

I'm one of them die hard Queen fans but Cornell comes close I must admit he has a great rock voice Freddie covered more genres so I predictably chose Freddie but It's not looking to good at the moment Chris is going to take it I think.

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slongman

I have been a Queen fan since I was 10 yrs old... I love Freddie... but nothing, and no one can pull the emotion out of me better than that amazing voice of Chris Cornell.

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BatJam

Mercury had the ability to cover several types of rock. Then there was his stage presence.

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Darth Compton

I "threw away" my vote to Chris, knowing full well Freddie will likely take the tournament, but I didn't want Chris to be totally slaughtered by Freddie :P He is doing better than I thought he would though. Queen fans are notoriously rabid here, lol.

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cobra commander

The final four of the right side of the poll were all Leos. Ian Gillian is also a Leo. Just wanted to pass that along for what it is worth. I also voted for Chris. He is simply put a better singer.

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SamiEndler

When I first saw the bracktes of this poll, I already knew -100% sure- what the final would look like: Mercury vs. Plant. And here we go...

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capnkrk

Tough call. Had to go with Chris, since the criteria is 'Rock singer.' I think Chris sings rock better than Freddie, but opera is another story.

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