Pocatello students create viral mashup music video

Pocatello students create viral mashup music video

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by Matt Standal

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Posted on April 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 11:33 AM

POCATELLO -- An east Idaho High School is receiving national buzz after students created a lip-sync mashup video that's gone viral.

The video is titled "One Take Song Mash-Up by the Highland Trouveres," and features a mix by Pop Danthology of 55 songs from artists, including Adele, Calvin Harris, David Guetta, Flo Rida, and Katy Perry, to name a few.

The 8-minute mash-up video was produced by a group of choir students from Highland High School in Pocatello.

Last week, NBC's Today Show gave the video some attention and published a write-up online.

By Tuesday of this week, the video has racked up more than 615,938 views.

Highland High School Athletic Director Travis Bell says the Trouveres Choir banded together to pull off the video. Bell says the idea came from Highland senior Ben Fisher, who enlisted the help of other students.

"They have an early morning class -- so one day before class, he drew up the place the kids should be on the white board -- and they lined up and did in one take," Bell said.

While the video isn't exactly a professional production, the students do a pretty fair job of lip syncing the various parts of the songs in the 8-minute long mashup. There are some off-beat parts, but perhaps that just leads a more authentic feel to it.

However, the most impressive part of the video just might be the fact that according to the description, there wasn't much editing.

That means that for 8 minutes, these high students kept up a choreographed group dance that sprawled through the high school hallways, gym, classroom, and office.

And they did it in one take.

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