Thursday, January 19, 2012

2Cellos to perform on Glee’s Michael Jackson tribute episode

2Cellos are set to make their debut on Glee as part of the Michael Jackson episode on January 31.

They will perform their signature version of "Smooth Criminal" with Santana (Naya Rivera) and Sebastian (Grant Gustin) in the show's special tribute to the "King of Pop."

2Cellos Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser - first caught the attention of music fans around the globe with their dueling cellos version of Michael's "Smooth Criminal," which went on to receive more than 5 million hits on YouTube in less than 3 months.

The Glee performance will emulate their self-made music video of the Jackson classic, the song that subsequently lead to a record deal with Sony and a slot on tour opening for Elton John.

This is the first time that the show has featured an instrumental group as their guest artist.

"It is such an honor to participate in one of TV's biggest shows!" says Luka Sulic, "And performing a song by our idol Michael Jackson makes it that much more special," adds Stjepan Hauser.

Their self-titled debut album was released this summer and features Sulic & Hauser's unique spin on hits by Michael Jackson, Guns N' Roses, U2, Coldplay and Kings Of Leon, among others.

2Cellos are currently on a worldwide tour with Sir Elton John.

2CELLOS (Sulic & Hauser) 2CELLOS (Sulic & Hauser)

2Cellos – Smooth Criminal
Original by Michael Jackson

See also:

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Conrad Murray guilty in death of Michael Jackson