When your favorite song comes on, you can’t help but singing along. Now imagine being a silent monk, it’s difficult to stop yourself from jamming to it. While we’re not quite sure how often this is a problem for the religious men, a group of high school students took on this idea for their Christmas performance to entertain the audience and give them a good laugh. The result? the video of the performance went viral across the internet making millions of people laugh at their hilarious show.
The group of students arrived on stage dressed in dark robes with their heads covered by the hooded capes in true monk fashion. When the music started, the audience wasn’t exactly sure how they would tackle the song, but they didn’t have to wait long to find out!
As soon as the music began, the fake monks began to reach for poster boards that displayed the lyrics to the familiar song “The Hallelujah Chorus”. Rather than singing along to the music, they lifted the written lyrics along with the recording, struggling to drop them and lift them as the words were being sung by the recording.
It quickly became obvious that lifting signs can take just as much practice as singing – especially when the music picked up its tempo! The students scrambled to switch from one board to another and display them in sync with the music.
Watching the students struggle to keep up with the words as the music sped along, the audience began to break out in laughter. The sight was simply more than they could handle! The chuckles became outright laughs at times. By the end of the song, the crowd was roaring with applause.
Who would think that being a silent monk would be such a challenge? We sure are glad that this group thought to put together such a cute Christmas performance, and we’re just as thankful that someone decided to film it and upload it online!
Watch the video for yourself and let us know what you think. Have you ever seen a silent monk try to sing before? Leave your thoughts in the comments and then invite your friends to watch it as well.