The PS22 Choir Heads to the Academy Awards

01/28/2011 4:01 PM |

Those kids in Staten Island’s PS22 Chorus are proving to be cooler than you yet again. After already having played for President Obama and gaining the attention of Almighty Oprah before Glee ever became “a thing,” the fifth-graders are taking their talent for twisting indie-rock staples into feel-good singalongs (see them do MGMT above) to this year’s Academy Awards, where they’ll perform the Oscar-winning song “Over the Rainbow” from The Wizard of Oz (ok, they’re also known for not-so-indie songs), and, as one munchkin points out in the video below, meet Anne Hathaway, who was, like, in The Princess Diaries, duh.

Watch the kids’ reactions to hearing they’re headed to the Oscars; I wonder if they’ve ever seen American Idol?

Their rendition of Freelance Whales’ “Hannah”: