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25 September 2020, 14:37 | Updated: 25 September 2020, 16:05
A diverse repertoire is the mark of any great choir…
The Internet has done the Lord’s work, in unearthing this incredible video of the police choir of the Ministry of Internal Affairs singing ‘Sex Bomb’ by Tom Jones.
Dressed in military garb, the all-male Russian choir swaps its usual patriotic tunes for the Welsh singing icon’s 2000 hit, performing it with just the amount of energy and enthusiasm the song demands.
And it wouldn’t have been a true rendition of the hit without some animated dance moves...
I don't know who needs to hear this, but here's the Red Army Choir singing 'Sex Bomb.' pic.twitter.com/LIVoRc2fHT— Olivia Giovetti (@ogiovetti) September 20, 2020
The vocal group, which also appears to be known as the Red Army choir or Alexandrov Ensemble, was – *shifts in seat* – first formed under Joseph Stalin in 1939 to help “rouse the spirits of Red Army troops”, Sky News reports.
The choir is now under the control of Russia’s Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Unsurprisingly, the video has caused quite a stir online after Twitter user Olivia Giovetti shared it last Saturday.
“I did not spend 15 years perfecting my Tchaikovsky concerto at the Leningrad Conservatory for this” pic.twitter.com/NOpafW27bX— Judd Greenstein (@juddgreenstein) September 20, 2020
This version of Sex Bomb really takes off 1:23 into the video. The dad dancing is of the scale.— shane dillon (@shane_dillon) September 20, 2020
(I used to torment Dima Hvorostovsky with this video whenever he sang with the choir.)— Olivia Giovetti (@ogiovetti) September 20, 2020
Perfection—and do not for any reason stop watching before Field Marshal Twerkov shows up @ 1:25.— Clark Neily (@ConLawWarrior) September 20, 2020