Watch: This Group’s Giant Piano ‘Despacito’ Cover Will Knock Your Socks Off (But Not Theirs!)
Entertainment| | By Melanie Weir
Move over, Tom Hanks and Robert Loggia, your performance in Big just got blown out of the water! If you thought two people playing “Heart and Soul” on a giant piano was impressive, wait until you get a load of this group of four’s giant piano ”Despacito” cover!
Pianoforte Gigante is an Italian group that refers to themselves as a “banda da ballo,” or dance band, a fitting name given that they make music by dancing on a giant piano. (Also, in case you couldn’t tell, their band name is just Italian for “giant piano,” so they’re definitely being upfront about who they are.) The four members figure out how to arrange the melodies of all kinds of songs on their giant piano so that they can be played by just eight feet, which is impressive on its own. Imagine trying to play piano with one missing finger on each hand!
Beyond that, they then have to practice over and over to make sure they know the steps exactly, and THEN they have to practice together to make sure the song sounds perfect. It sounds nearly impossible, but they’ve done it time and time again!
Aside from this amazing cover of Luis Fonsi’s “Despacito,” the group has several other covers on their Facebook page, everything from “Jingle Bells” to Evanescence’s “Bring Me To Life.”
How well do you think you could play on a giant piano? Let us know, and don’t forget to SHARE this awesome group with anyone who appreciates music and dance!