You might have felt inspired by Charlie Lim’s outstanding remake of “We Are Singapore”. You could have felt moved by the Workers’ Party simple, yet powerful commemoration of this year’s National Day. You might have even felt tickled by a rubber chicken remix of this year’s National Day Parade theme song.
Now, prepare to feel utterly embarrassed for the people involved in this basic, millennial tribute to Singapore’s 53rd birthday.
Don’t get us wrong, Clarke Quay nightclub Get Juiced should be lauded for their well-intentioned commemoration of the nation’s anniversary. It’s just the execution of said commemoration that’s qualifiedly questionable. Behold: Get Juiced’s music video featuring 53 social media “influencers” hamming up for the camera at various locations across the country.
Where do we even begin?
Both an impressive and horrifying feat at the same time. Impressive because the producers actually managed to get 53 social media “influencers” to work on a project together. Horrifying because there are actually *that* many of them in town? Lord beer me strength.
Typo right there.
The bad lip-syncing is a running theme. Also, who the heck are these supposed Key Opinion Leaders?
Wondering who these two bros are? They’re none other than Rave Republic, the Singapore-based EDM duo that came out with this generic dance-pop track. They’re also the ones involved in the New Year’s Eve travesty.
Insert section that indicates that this video is actually a tribute to Singapore. Forget about it afterward.
Oh cool, these cats can dance too — better than they lip-sync anyway. Okay lah, effort.
Hey, let’s celebrate Singapore with a Mexican version of a national dish!
At this point in time, you realize that this is barely a tribute to Singapore, but more of a promo vid for the nightclub. If there weren’t any scenes with the blatant placement of the Singapore flag, you wouldn’t know that it’s a National Day promo.
“HAHA CHEERS GUYS, MAJULAH SINGAPURA OK”
Singapore is all about the nightlife, and nothing else matters.
“HERE’S TO SEPARATING FROM MALAYA 53 YEARS AGO, CHUH”
More awkward dancing from such a diverse group of Singaporeans.
Responding to criticism in the comments section, Get Juiced tried to clarify that the video is their interpretation of what Singapore is. Which is, apparently, a very limited scope.