This guy who sings in choir... with himself.
Peter Hollens is an American YouTuber who covers popular songs in a lovely tenor, occasionally against gorgeous decorations and often with participation of other YouTube musicians, like Lindsey Stirling.
Here's his channel.
- A Cappella: "Everything you're about to hear is made by the human voice and mouth. And some claps."
- African Chant: Apart from the "Baba Yetu" cover (with Malukah), there's the one in Disney medley.
- Beach Episode: The covers of "Over the Rainbow" and "What are Words", filmed in Hawaii. So is "We Know the Way".
- The Cameo: Lindsey Stirling makes a blink-and-you-miss appearance in "Don't Stop Me Now".
- Cosplay: Usually very understated, but happens, especially in Lindsey Stirling collaborations.
- Cover Version: More than we can list here.
- Dressed to Plunder: This video. Yarr. Also features a treasure chest and a map.
- Funny Background Event: Check out the various characters he and Whitney Avalon play in their Epic Disney Villain Medley, especially when they're not hogging the limelight. Notably La Facilier boredly tossing playing cards, Scar tossing aside Frollo's hat and LeFou's look of confusion when Jafar sings, "So Ali turns out to be merely Aladdin..."
- Indecipherable Lyrics: While "Now We Are Free" is Latin and Hebrew words just strung together for maximal prettyness, Peter pronounces them in such a way they stop making any sense whatsoever. Ditto for the African Chant in the Disney medley. Both remain pretty.
- Now adding We Know the Way to the bunch.
- Jedi Mind Trick: Just like The Piano Guys did, Peter Hollens (in Obi-Wan costume) pretends to pull one off in the behind the scenes of the Star Wars video, gesturing and saying that, "You will like this video a lot. You will share this video."
- Let's Duet: Often, especially with his wife Evynne.
- Porn Stache: He sports a beauty of one in "Don't Stop Me Now". At the end of the video he announces, "I'm gonna go shave this."
- Self-Backing Vocalist
- So My Kids Can Watch: Since he and Evynne became parents he has produced a number of songs from Disney and Dreamworks animated movies. Of note; "Circle of Life" from The Lion King (1994), "You're Welcome" from Moana and (with Evynne), "For the Dancing and the Dreaming" from How to Train Your Dragon 2.
- Scatting: Notably in the Star Wars Medley, but it's there almost always, used for melody and rhythm.
- The Unsmile: Peter's expression in "Want You Gone" from Portal 2 is downright creepy.
- Villain Song: He performs an epic medley of Disney villain songs with Whitney Avalon.