We may have Glee, American Idol, The Voice, and X Factor to thank for more and more kids getting interested in joining up with their school's chorus, show choir, or a cappella groups. But it couldn't hurt to also thank Lady Gaga, whose catalogue of radio-ready pop hits seem shiny and new when covered by songbird kiddos. Surely, you've seen Maria Aragon, the adorable Canadian whose cover of "Born This Way" caught the Mother Monster's eye. Now there's a whole chorus of kids making news for their amazing cover of "Edge of Glory."
The Staten Island school PS22's chorus paired up with Ithaca College's male a cappella group, Ithacapella, to do the cover, and it's something not to be missed! It will make your day.
Check it out:
SO GREAT, right?? These kids are incredible -- they totally blew me away! Also, I adore how Ithacapella weaved in the medley of "Take on Me" by A-ha, "Someone Like You" by Adele, and "Firework" by Katy Perry into the bridge. (Did you catch that?)
So far, the kids have won rave reviews from New York Magazine and VH1's Best Week Ever, so they're well on their way to stardom -- deservingly so! I wouldn't be surprised if Lady Gaga herself gave them her very own seal of approval and perhaps invited them to perform with her, as she did with Maria Aragon. The PS22 chorus is a shining example of how love for music and musical talent can show up so young. It's definitely something we should always strive to foster in kids.
How much did you love this performance?
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