Get ready to be amazed!
Three Ithaca College a cappella groups (Ithacappella, Premium Blend & IC VoiceStream) have teamed up with Pentatonix, winners of NBC’s reality competition “The Sing-Off,” to record an absolutely unbelievable version of Lady Gaga‘s empowerment anthem “Born this Way” for charity … and while you might think you hear synths and other instrumentation on the sample below, you’d be wrong, it’s all a cappella. Listen:
The song is available on iTunes with the proceeds being equally divided between Gaga’s anti-bullying Born This Way Foundation and the NYC’s Ali Forney Center, the nation’s largest organization serving homeless LGBT youth.
Last summer, after making a series of anti-gay remarks at a comedy show in Nashville, “30 Rock” star Tracy Morgan visited the Ali Forney Center to speak with homeless LGBT youth about the issues we face, and later that same day, MTV News had the opportunity to talk to Carl Siciliano, the head of the Ali Forney Center, and Jayden, a homeless teen helped by the facility, about Morgan’s visit and the difficulties gay teens face from bullies and unaccepting families.
Both Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation and the Ali Forney Center are hard at work trying to make things better for LGBT youth. So listen to the amazing “BTW” cover above and if you are into it, check it out at iTunes to support a good cause.
See our interview with Siciliano, Jayden and other LGBT rights advocates below.
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