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Feb 12, 2014 03:54 PM EST | Jonathan Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When one thinks about the police of Russia, they don’t necessarily think of the men forming a choir and singing pop anthems. But that’s exactly what happened when a cover of Daft Punk’s song, “Get Lucky,” went viral at the Sochi Olympics ceremony. You can watch the streaming video below.
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According to reports, Russia thought it would be best to perform the number one song in the world, to further gain some common ground with the outside world. Billboard broke down the performance for readers over at their website:
“Performed by a choir of Russian police officers (or politsiya) in the Fisht Olympic Stadium in Sochi, an amusingly stiff rendition of the disco-inspired tune showed a softer side of a law enforcement division who no doubt had a modicum of self-awareness and a sense of humor about themselves. It’s likely they were inspired by the many YouTube clips of military forces from the past few years performing everything from “Call Me Maybe” to “The Harlem Shake” – though their performance is more polished than other.”
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