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Posted on: November 2, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Westmont High School Students Sing in “Bohemian Rhapsody” Movie

Grace and Rose
Westmont, Illinois
Date Issued: 2018-11-02

When Westmont High School Junior Rose Armstrong received an email from 20th Century Fox stating that she was going to be in the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody”, she was a little confused.  “I was like, why is 20th Century Fox contacting me,” said Armstrong, who had forgotten that she had sent in a singing submission to be included in the movie.  Once she figured out what was going on, “I was really, really excited,” Armstrong went on.  “I called Grace and she got her notice about 10 minutes later.”

Earlier in the year, Armstrong watched an online trailer for the movie, and at the end of the clip, there was a promotion inviting people to record their voices and email it to the studio to potentially be used in the movie.  The recording was of the first verse of “Bohemian Rhapsody”.  Rose contacted her friend Grace Notbusch and they both decided to make a recording and send it in.  

Last week, Rose and Grace received emails from 20th Century Fox.  The subject line read:  Congratulations! You made it into the Bohemian Rhapsody movie!

In the body of the email was a graphic image from the movie with the text, “YOU MADE IT INTO THE MOVIE - Congratulations!  Your vocals have been mixed into a scene in the film.”  The email also contained a link to a YouTube video explaining the process of how 1000’s and 1000’s of voices were included in the production.  Here’s the link:

The vocals will be used in a movie scene in which the audience is singing with the band at an arena concert.  “I’m a huge Queen fan,” Armstrong explained.  “I can’t wait to see the movie!”

“This is another great example of people from the community doing exciting things that help promote Westmont,” said Westmont First Committee Chair Bruce Barker. “Congratulations to Rose and Grace - we’ll all be listening for you.”


Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont
Communications Director/Public Information Officer

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