Disney’s premier barbershop quartet sings Backstreet Boys, One Direction and *NSYNC’s hits “Everybody (Backstreet’s Back)”, “What Makes You Beautiful” and “Bye, Bye, Bye” at Disney Limited Time Magic conference
For comparison, above is UO Divisi’s award winning “Yeah!” and below is Glee’s from next week’s episode.
Fun fact: Divisi took this song to the 2005 ICCA finals (acappella competition at Lincoln Center, which I happened to be attending). They received second place and it is commonly accepted that they were unceremoniously robbed of the win. Wonder if the Glee story line will play out in the same way?
Umm no, there would be a God because anyone who knows anything about acappella could tell you this performance is terrible. The genre is already somewhat embarrassing but this performance just reinforces every bad stereotype. Guys being silly and effeminate? Check. Big female pop song? Check. Too much” sexual” choreography to get a laugh? Check (and sloppy as well.) Awful blend and syllables? Check. Tacky uniforms? Check.
And of course this goes viral. I’ve never seen something more awkward.