YOU’VE NEVER HEARD ‘OH HAPPY DAY’ BELTED THIS PASSIONATELY BEFORE
Vin Diesel’s love for singing is well-documented by now, between his emotional renditions of “See You Again” honoring Paul Walker and his sweet karaoke sessions of Maroon 5 and Tove Lo jams. But there was one musical mission still left on Vin’s bucket list: Singing with a church choir.
While shooting xXx: The Return of Xander Cage in Toronto last week, though, Vin finally achieved his lifelong dream by performing “Oh Happy Day” with the choir Sharon Riley & Faith Chorale.
In a Facebook video posted by Trinity Lewis, Vin explains that he was compelled to include a choir in the upcoming action sequel after a day filming inside a church with xXx co-star Samuel L. Jackson.
“A dream of mine always has been to have the confidence to sing in a choir,” he reveals in the vid, before breaking into the song. Confidence clearly isn’t a problem for Vin anymore, though — he belts out the lead vocals and pounds his fist on a pulpit as the choir backs him and tries to stifle their laughter. OK, so it’s not what you’d call “flawless,” but dammit if it isn’t spirited as hell.