[[Image:Wild '''''''''''''Failed to parse (unknown error): == Orchid GP.jpg|250px|thumb|co-host [[Stacy Ferguson]]]] '''Great Pretenders''' was an [[United States|American]] half-hour music game [[TV Show]] hosted by former pop trio [[Wild Orchid (band)|Wild Orchid]]. On the show, teenagers lip-sync to their favorite songs. Their performances are judged by a live studio audience. The programs slogan/soundbite/jingle was, "''they're the greatest singers... they're the greatest dancers... ... they're the greeeeat pretenders''". == '''''''''''''
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The leaders of the pretender’s forces were hanged and the rest of his followers were fined heavily: in Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire – counties not seriously involved in the rebellion – the fines totalled an enormous £13,000.
The false pretender and the true pretender along with several others, including the gaoler, were found guilty of treason.
Abroad the pretender was certainly taken seriously and quite a few people believed that there was a chance that he was who he said he was.
The GreatPretender reached the #1 position in 1956.
It was covered in 1984 by Dolly Parton, who made it the title song of an album of covers from the 1950s and '60s (The GreatPretender), was covered by Roy Orbison; and was also repopularized in 1987 by Freddie Mercury, the lead singer of the rock band Queen.
Perhaps most radically, it was tackled by Lester Bowie and extended to nearly seventeen minutes of improvisation on his album of the same name.
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