Thursday, July 18, 2013
The Wizard of Ahhhs
This really cool/fun video is making the rounds on the Internets today...
Todrick Hall, the mastermind behind viral videos such as Mean Gurlz and Beauty and the Beat, is back again. And this time he's created an a cappella pop medley video inspired by the famous 1939 film The Wizard of Oz.
The a cappella group Pentatonix collaborated on the video. Their inimitable style — five-part harmonies layered over group member Kevin Olusola's beatboxing — helped the group win first place in the third season of NBC's
The Sing-Off. But "The Wizard of Ahhhs" doesn't simply cover the movie's iconic tunes like "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." Instead, Hall features songs from Frank Ocean's "Thinkin Bout You" to Miley Cyrus's "Can't Be Tamed." Even viral hit "Shoes" (Lyrics: "Shoes. Let's get some shoes.") makes an appearance.
And keep an eye out for Hall, who makes a cameo as Oz himself.
Any video that references the video "Shoes" is okay in my book.
For those of you who haven't seen it before...enjoy.