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A technique used mainly in television and film. A character is shown singing/playing a song for in-universe reasons. The camera then cuts to a different scene with different characters in a different place. However, the audience can still hear the first character's song.

Very similar to DiegeticSwitch, minus the switch. In this trope, the music that's heard in the second scene remains diegetic (InUniverse) to the work.

Also related: TwoScenesOneDialogue; DistantDuet; SuspiciouslyAproposMusic; TransitionTrack; LeftTheBackgroundMusicOn.


[[folder: Film ]]

* The climax of ''Film/AgentCodyBanks 2'' has an orchestra performing "William Tell Overture" and "War" as a command performance as the main characters duel it out in another area.
* In ''Film/TheFifthElement'', the Diva's aria is heard continuously over shots of her singing and of a fight scene happening elsewhere at the same time.
* While Pippin is singing for Denethor in ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'', the scene cuts to Faramir and his soldiers trying [[spoiler:and failing]] to recapture Osgiliath from Sauron's troops.
* In ''Film/MuppetTreasureIsland'' during the song 'Love Led Us Here' the camera cuts away from the two lovers to show the triumphant pirates basking in their new wealth. This pirate scene is silent, and only the song is heard when it's playing.
* In ''Film/TheDeathOfStalin'', Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 23 continues to play over the long opening sequence through scenes occurring far from the concert hall where the concerto is being performed and the drama associated with the unanticipated demand for an encore performance.


[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* ''Series/{{Community}}'':
** In episode "Environmental Science", Abed starts one of these by singing [[WesternAnimation/AnAmericanTail "Somewhere Out There"]] for a reason that MakesSenseInContext. The camera jumps between him and two other scenes, and in one of the other scenes, a band starts playing, resulting in an amazing DistantDuet that continues through all three scenes.
** In "Studies In Modern Movement", Jeff and the Dean's karaoke song "Kiss From a Rose" carries over to scenes with Pierce at Annie's place, Annie at Troy and Abed's place and Britta/Shirley in their car.
* ''Series/GameOfThrones'': Right before [[spoiler: the Red Wedding]], a band begins to play the Rains of Castamere. Cut to Arya and the Hound outside, where the music is still fully audible.
* In the second season of ''Series/{{Parenthood}},'' there's an episode when Amber performs a song for an open-mic. While she's singing, the scene shifts to the next few days with various members of the extended family, before ending on her singing the song with her brother at her house.
* In the ''Series/StargateAtlantis'' episode "Critical Mass", Teyla sings a song called "Beyond the Night" for a funeral. We hear the song while the rest of the base personnel are frantically preparing to evacuate in anticipation of a Wraith attack.
* ''Series/{{Supernatural}}'': In one episode, Dean is playing a radio next to a comatose Sam. Cut to what Sam is dreaming, and he's driving down the road, listening to the same song on the car radio.
* ''Series/TheWestWing'' closes a ChristmasEpisode by cutting between a White House Christmas ceremony where a [[CherubicChoir boys' choir]] is singing "The Little Drummer Boy", and the LonelyFuneral of a homeless Korean War veteran. The song continues throughout; the only other audio is a [[TwentyOneGunSalute three-volley salute]].

[[folder: Music ]]
* This usually happens in Music/DanBull's videogame raps. For example, at the beginning of his [[Franchise/MassEffect Mass Effect One and Two]] Epic Rap, there's an image of Shepard talking, and it's assumed that he is rapping. However, as we switch to the rest of the video, his raps are still heard.

[[folder: Theatre ]]
* In ''Theatre/CityOfAngels'', Oolie sings the first chorus of "You Can Always Count Of Me" while getting into bed. The lights go out on her FilmNoir bedroom and come up on Donna's bedroom. The music continues as underscoring, and after some dialogue, Donna, played by the same actress as Oolie, continues the song.
* The InMediasRes opening of ''Film/GreyGardens: The Musical'' has Big Edie and Little Edie listening to a record of "The Girl Who Has Everything", which transitions to the cast performing the song in the flashback.

[[folder: Video Games ]]
* In ''VideoGame/ArTonelicoMelodyOfElemia'', when a [[MagicMusic Hymnnos song]] starts anywhere in the Tower, it acts as the background music everywhere.

[[folder: Western Animation ]]
* In the ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'' episode "Quintuplets 2000", Kenny sings a rendition of "Con te partirò" in his room. His song can still be heard after the camera pans over to show a scene at Stan's house.
* In the ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' episode "Jail Break", Garnet sings "Stronger Than You" while fighting Jasper. The song starts off being diegetic, since we can see her singing, but stops being so when the scene cuts to different characters doing other things while the song continues. At some points, we can even hear Garnet talking over her own singing.