Impressionist video was a scam

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We got stung by it too…sorry. Last week, singer Rob Cantor captured the attention of the Internet with a video of his original song “Perfect,” in which he appeared to impersonate 28 celebrity voices with pinpoint accuracy. And the Internet believed him, to the tune of nearly 7 million views on YouTube.

Last night, Cantor released a “making of” video that revealed how the performance was rigged to make it seem as if he was spot-on with all of those celebrity impressions (including the voices of Kermit the Frog, Shakira, Cher and Flipper). His secret weapon? A bunch of voice-over artists backing him up.

 

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