The chorus that wowed half a billion people with their Oscars performance is back.
If you made it to the end of the Oscars last February, you were one of the half a billion people who saw the best performance of the night, New York's PS 22 chorus' rendition of "Over the Rainbow". Those talented students have gone on to middle school, but a new crop of Staten Island fifth graders, led by teacher Gregg Breinberg, are beginning the new school year with an inspiring cover of the Suzanne Vega song, "Pilgrimage".
"They're like old pros and it's only September," Breinberg wrote on the chorus' blog. Indeed, the emotion and confidence this diverse group of youngsters displays as they sing Vega's hauntingly beautiful lyrics makes it easy to see why the chorus has over 37 million views on its YouTube channel.