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2011 MTV EMAs: Adam Lambert steps into the late Freddie Mercury's shoes for a one-off performance

Vocal powerhouse Adam Lambert stunned crowds at tonight's 2011 MTV European Music Awards by stepping in as the frontman of iconic stadium rock outfit Queen. 

The legendary band picked up the Global Icon Award earlier in the evening (November 6) and injected a new energy into their world famous songs by bringing the 'Whataya Want From Me' superstar out on stage with them for a medley of their best hits. 




Lambert belted out incredible renditions of 'The Show Must Go On', 'We Will Rock You' and 'We Are The Champions', and was accompanied by guitarist Brian May and drummer Roger Taylor. 

Watch his phenomenal mini-set in full below: