Russian Police Choir Performs ‘Get Lucky’ On ‘Today’ As NBC Makes Amends For Opening Ceremony Snub (Video)

NBC this morning tried to do damage control with regard to one of its controversial Olympics Opening Ceremony edits, when it had the Russian Police Choir re-perform Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky” on Today.

NBC’s shocking lack of cop-choir performance was among the offenses listed by The Reporters Who Cover Olympics in their How NBC Screwed Up the Opening Ceremony This Time think pieces last Friday. (The other biggie was NBC’s decision to edit IOC chief Thomas’s Bach’s opening ceremony speech so that viewers did hear him make one comment in favor of embracing human diversity, but did not hear him expand on the theme. “The IOC’s President was edited for time, as were other speeches, but his message got across very clearly to viewers,” an NBC spokesperson told Deadline after the ceremony broadcast.)

“We’re going to have them repeat the magic here,” Today talent enthused early in this morning’s broadcast, calling the choir’s Friday gig  “the performance of the night” and “an internet sensation.”

No mention was made of the fact NBC had not aired their act last Friday, but the Today talent several times re-iterated NBC’s defense on a technicality: the choir had performed at Sochi on Friday before the opening ceremony “officially” began. (more…)

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