November 08, 2013 10:41am PT by Philiana Ng
Disney Channel's 'Teen Beach Movie' Songs Get A Cappella Treatment (Video)
Disney Channel has recruited three musical acts to put an a cappella spin on several Teen Beach Movie songs.
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."
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.