What we suspect (for no good reason besides a hunch or maybe more a wish of ours) the Boys refused to do on our own American Idol, they did with great humor and enthusiasm on France’s Star Academy. They performed with a contestant from an elimination based star-making reality show. An “Idol”, for lack of a better term.
They perform with Gautier, who seems to be the pierced, bad boy, rocker of the show, who regularly shops at Urban Outfitters. He is also (according to his bio) prone to gaffes, has a colorful look, and has 11 years in the theater which give him a strong stage presence (thanks, Mememoi!). He has a raspy voice, and does an admirable job of singing SOS along with the Guys (phonetically?), and the Guys do a wonderful, charming, and professional job of going with the flow.
It is a tad odd to have to break lyrics that are already divided between two people into three, and Gautier bounces between singing a bit of each part. It is a little awkward, and quite hilarious. Being the amazing sports the Guys seem to be, they just go for it. My favorite part being when Kevin lets loose at the end, in all of his head-banging (for which I am a sucker) and SOS-dancing glory.
Rock on, Guys. Rock on, Gautier.
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This is pretty much the same exact thing, except it has their post performance interview which begins around 2:00, and it is much lower quality.