Until recently, I knew very little about tween pop phenom Justin Bieber except that he once performed a sold-out free show at the garish outlet mall (you can see it from an airplane!) fifteen minutes from my house, has monopolized Twitter’s trending topics for nearly two months, and apparently has the same weave as Tiger’s quack porn flame, Joslyn James.
But hey, I kinda like the kid. He’s got a sweet little Cinderella story (a young, cute, Canadian YouTube sensation gets discovered by a fancy manager who turns a few mall appearances into international superstardom and a Billboard #1 album). He seems sweet. He’s got a young Joey McIntyre’s pipes. And he kinda reminds me of Hayley Mills.
So I can see why Bay Area R&B outfit Legaci (aka LGC) decided to cover Bieber’s sugary, chart-topping hit, “Baby”–it’s addictive in a modern doo-wop sort of way. Just a month ago, Legaci posted a magical living room performance of the song for YouTube with sultry-voiced Cathy Nguyen and smooth talker Traphik, which has clocked nearly 750,000 views to date. And wouldn’t you know it, one of those viewers was Bieber himself, who snapped up the guys as his backup singers after discovering the viral video. (Don’t assume this is lost on me… a YouTube sensation that got discovered and hit it big has himself discovered another YouTube sensation and wants to take them along for the ride! Adorable!)
Legaci has since accompanied the pop pixie on a number of major gigs, including appearances on Letterman and The View. The LGC guys actually do Bieber a great service as backup vox–adding flesh and soul to the live performances, which can feel little at times due to his pre-pubescent vocal range and awkward sense of body control.
I can’t believe I’m actually writing this, but I hope these fellas keep up the collaborasian for awhile. It totally works! #teamjustinbieber #golegaci
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