Could you finish a famous song lyric if some random psycho ran up to you on the street with a microphone and demanded it of you? Me, like two of the people in a new viral video, would probably respond with a resounding “WTF? Get away from me.” Unless, of course, the comedian was Billy Eichner filming an episode of Billy on the Street. Call me, Billy!
I digress. On February 19, comedian Kevin Freshwater uploaded a video of himself running up to strangers and having them finish the lyrics to famous songs of his choosing. Contestant number one refused to play along, while the next unsuspecting young woman begrudgingly repeated, “It wasn’t me,” each time Freshwater hit her with another line of the Shaggy classic. After that, one man either didn’t know the lyrics to “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” or he was just not in the mood. But it was Freshwater’s last victim that turned the video into a viral sensation. Before we get into that, I have to wonder if there is something to be said about the fact that only women seemed to feel obligated to participate…. It’s almost like we are conditioned by society to accept unwanted attention from aggressive men.
Yet again, I digress. When Freshwater spots a woman on the subway with perfectly feathered blond hair, he didn’t seem to know that she was about to blow his mind. He fed her the first lyrics of Lady Gaga’s hit song “Shallow” from A Star Is Born and she ate. It. Up.
This video deserves more than 340K views, TBH. The singer in question has been identified as professional singer-songwriter Charlotte Awbery. Check her singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” if you enjoy good things:
People on Twitter are going wild. Now she has actual stan accounts, her own fandom name (Charlotte’s Web), and fans begging for an album.
“My job, from now on, is to stan and promote Charlotte Awbery’s talent. This is what I do,” @strayydog tweeted. Same, Strayydog. Same.