7:00am PT by Jean Bentley
'The Magicians' Cast Makes Surprise Appearance on the Comic-Con Karaoke Bus
The cast of Syfy's The Magicians is very good at karaoke — and what they might lack in vocal chops (which are pretty good, by the way), they more than make up for in enthusiasm.
A bus full of lucky San Diego Comic-Con attendees discovered this fact in a very fortuitous way when three members of the cast — Arjun Gupta, Hale Appleman, and Summer Bishil — crashed Syfy's Cosplay Karaoke bus Friday night.
Though the surprise was spoiled when one of the karaoke hosts announced the cast's arrival a few minutes before they had even gotten on the bus, the crowd was still surprised by the new singers. Before hopping on the bus, Gupta told The Hollywood Reporter he wasn't certain what he was going to sing. "I have to read the room," he said.
Once on board, he snagged a willing volunteer to sing to — the final choice ended up being a passionate version of Enrique Iglesias' "Hero." He delivered the ballad both to his lucky lady and onlookers in San Diego's Gaslamp District who happened to be on the street as the open-air double-decker bus drove by.
Next up was a fan with a spot-on version of Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" (she might've been a ringer, because she had all her runs down), followed by Bishil and Appleman's duet of the '80s classic "Total Eclipse of the Heart."
The bus looped the same few blocks in the Gaslamp, but the crowds outside sang along as the bus passed each time. After the duet, the bus stopped to drop the cast off at their next stop of the night (the UCP party), then drove off toward Syfy's fan headquarters at the San Diego Children's Museum with Donald Glover's "Redbone" blasting.