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‘Dynamite’ Karaoke: The Competition Blows Up

It’s incurable. The song is stuck in our heads — “I like to move move move move….Cause I told you once/I told you twice…”

Taio Cruz‘s “Dynamite” is now horrifyingly burned into our memories. But it’s not Cruz’s voice we hear — it’s Matt, Al, Meredith, Ann — and Ed. Earlier in the week, NBC’s Today Show hosts Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Ann Curry and Meredith Viera sung the tune. Of course some think their polished version pales in comparison to the recent live performance by CNN’s Senior White House correspondent Ed Henry. He belted out, let’s say, a brave, uninhibited performance, with his son and daughter at Capitol Karaoke at the Rock N Roll Hotel.

Henry offered an American Idol type critique of the NBC hosts: “It was a good effort by Matt, Meredith, Ann and Al but their cover version is just a little too slow tempo for my kids. The Today Show team should keep their day jobs because they can’t hold a candle – or a stick of Dynamite I guess – to my Mila and Patrick.”

Watch NBC’s performance here.

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