Monday, October 03, 2011

VIDEO: Sara Bareilles Channels Zooey Deschanel in "Gonna Get Over You"

After getting to see what Sara Bareilles is like via NBC's a capella competition series "The Sing Off"—spirited, saucy, and sweet—I started to like her more. Although for the record, I liked her just fine before, because she always doles out some incredibly soulful music that I play all year round, long after they've dropped off the Hot 100. But having got to know her better, I was a little shocked by this super weird video. In it, she knocks Mexicans down and they get back up dressed like they're in the movie Grease, then your basic dancing-in-a-grocery-store video proceeds, something I thought she may have borrowed from Bublé. And just when you think it's over, because of the confetti climax, you discover she's been daydreaming the whole thing. Wait! She wasn't dreaming about pushing immigrants. She just happened to be in a Mexican neighborhood and everyone around her melted into her fantasy of not just dancing well but singing well. I swear, the minute the music dropped out and she started wailing like Sugar in "Glee" and it was obvious all of the Mexican customers thought she was crazy, I immediately thought: "JESS!" That is so a thing that Zooey Deschanel's character on her new FOX series "The New Girl" would do. Check it out. It's hilarious:

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