Russian Police Choir Wins Olympics With ‘Get Lucky’ Performance
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.
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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.)
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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.