Channel's 'Teen Beach Movie' Songs Get A Cappella Treatment (Video)
10:41 AM PST 11/8/2013 by Philiana Ng
Pentatonix, YouTube star
Sam Tsui and singer-producer Peter Hollens re-created versions of
songs from the summer TV movie.
Disney Channel has recruited
three musical acts to put an a cappella spin on several Teen Beach
Inspired by fan-created
renditions of the songs from the original TV movie, which aired earlier
this summer, the cable network went to a cappella group Pentatonix
(winners of the third cycle of NBC's The Sing-Off), YouTube sensation
Sam Tsui and singer-producer Peter Hollens to create new versions.
Pentatonix covered "Cruisin' for a Bruisin'," Tsui tackled
"Meant to Be" and Hollens teamed with wife Evynne Hollens
for a medley featuring "Like Me," "Meant to Be"
and "Surf Crazy."
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The new versions will debut on Disney Channel Sunday, Nov. 17, at
8 p.m. during an encore of the popular movie, with a promo launching
Friday around 2:25 p.m. PT during an airing of Austin & Ally.
"We've all been huge fans of Disney since we were kids, so we
are all so excited to be working with them," said Pentatonix
lead vocalist Scott Hoying. "For the video of 'Cruisin' for a
Bruisin',' we decided to make it look as though it was shot in one
take. We have [group member] Kevin [Olusola] turn the camera on in
the beginning and we just do our thing on camera while magically changing
outfits at the same time! We thought it was fun and showed our personalities
as well as represented the movie well."
Watch the promo debuting
Friday afternoon below.
The digital singles will
be available Dec. 10 on iTunes and Amazon via Walt Disney Records.