Just when you thought “Get Lucky” couldn’t get any more universal: Earlier today, the Russian Police Choir delivered an incredible rendition of the Daft Punk disco smash as part of the opening ceremonies at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.
As one would expect, the all-male choir takes a more proper, slightly less funky approach to the most ubiquitous song of 2013. A pair of vocalists take turns channeling their inner Pharrell on lead vocals with musical theater panache, while a horde of solemn backing singers add Gregorian-style touches (including an amazing break at the 1:30 mark). The musical apex comes around the 2:40 mark, as one particularly excited singer delivers the most bizarre vocoder-filled performance ever captured on tape.
There are so many meme-worth moments in this performance, it’s impossible to list them all. But it’s definitely worth noting the officers’ hilarious “old, goofy man dancing at a wedding reception” dance moves. (Another incredible highlight: the puzzled look on the older policeman’s face in the right corner.)
This is not the first time the Russian Police Choir has covered the track. Last year, the group released a video of their cover featuring the military men dancing/awkwardly standing on a smoke-filled set which is, as you can imagine, also a must-watch.
Watch the performance at the NBC Olympics site.