By Nick Neofitidis
The PS22 Chorus from Staten Island, New York, are really something special. We caught up with them a few months ago and got to see first hand why these kids continue to capture the attention of so many people in the music world.
Last night the kids of PS22 popped up once again as part of the "VH1 Divas" show to help support the very awesome VH1 Save the Music Campaign. The Chorus was pre-taped for a few segments that came up throughout the show, where they covered some of the 2009 Divas' tracks, including an awesome take on Leona Lewis' "Bleeding Love." It was a great showing for the kids and really illustrated how important it is for us all to help support the arts and music in our schools.
The chorus, led by director Gregg Breinberg, has been burning up the internet in the past six months, with over 9 million viewings of their videos all over the Internet. With some great renditions of some of the most well-known pop songs from Lady Gaga to Coldplay the kids keep showcasing their killer sound and a great attitude. That, coupled with their passion, has even gotten love from some top-tier celebs including Ashton Kutcher, Alyssa Milano and Perez Hilton, who was so excited about their appearance on "Divas" that he posted about it on his blog. Though a good majority of the students graduated this past summer, we have no doubt that the choir of PS 22 will get a new crop of youthful singers to rejuvenate the crew and keep this thing going!