VIDEO: Past ‘American Idol’ Contestants Give Us ‘Beauty and the Beat’

People often wonder whatever happened to beloved American Idol songbird Vonzell Solomon, and I’m happy to report that she has resurfaced in a pretty amusing viral video called “Beauty and the Beat!” I won’t ruin the surprise of the video, but it’s not half bad. Plus, Vonzell’s not the only Idol alum on board. Forgotten also-rans Katie Stevens and Todrick Hall are here too along with YouTube stars GloZell, Antoine Dodson, and Miles Jai (he of “Like Mah Status“). Yes, I realize that all these names may not exactly have you clamoring to watch the video, but trust me that this parody is actually pretty funny and well produced (by Hall), even if it does go about a minute too long. Good for Vonzell, Todrick, and Katie for doing something entertaining with their post-Idol careers.

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The ‘Bed Intruder Song,’ As Sung By Christian Conservatives

The Bed Intruder Song has been the greatest viral hit of the year, and inevitably it has been covered by a cappella groups all across the country — most famously by the N’Harmonics at NYU, whose version has become a hit in its own right (despite some serious vocal shortcomings — listen to it here). Personally, I prefer the crisp stylings of the kids at ultra-conservative Liberty University, a school whose chancellor is none other than Jerry Falwell. So how does the religious right take on a song about “raping errbody out here?” Well, there were a few choice word changes, but aside from that, everything is largely intact. And quite frankly, these guys have much better voices than those NYU jokers.

Bonus points for the mashup at the end.

Via Socialite Life

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