VIRAL VIDEO: Man sings in 29 celebrity voices. Can you name them?

Posted at 11:24 AM, Jul 02, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-30 10:49:10-04

LOS ANGELES – While it is hard to make it in the music industry, some singers have found success uploading their music to YouTube.

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Rob Cantor tried a slightly different approach with his YouTube video. Instead of using his own voice to sing his song “Perfect,” Cantor impersonated 29 celebrities, or did he? (Scroll down)

The result? A viral video. Close your eyes and listen. How many can you pick out?

Cantor’s video has been viewed more than 500,000 times since it was posted July 1.

Here is a list of celebrity voices:

  1.  Randy Newman
  2. Jack Black
  3. Kermit the Frog
  4. Louis Armstrong
  5. Christopher Lloyd
  6. Willie Nelson
  7. Bono
  8. Gollum
  9. Steve Buscemi
  10. Billie Holiday
  11. Frank Sinatra
  12. Peter Griffin
  13. Gilbert Gottfried
  14. Ray Romano
  15. Adam Sandler
  16. Gwen Stefani
  17. Patrick Warburton
  18. Ian McKellan
  19. Shakira
  20. Britney Spears
  21. Jeff Goldblum
  22. Chistopher Walken
  23. Jon Lovitz
  24. Christina Aguilera
  25. Cher
  26. Flipper
  27. Bjork
  28. Bob Dylan
  29. Himself

While the video turned out great, it was actually a bit of an online hoax. While it appears Cantor was the man behind all the celebrity voices, turns out he actually hired profession impressionists to perform and lip-synced the video.

Cantor’s original song was viewed 9 million times on YouTube. His “making of” video was seen by less than 800,000 people.