Watch Lizzo’s flute cover of “Pomp and Circumstance”

With backup from the New York Philharmonic.

Earlier this week, Lizzo kicked off YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” commencement livestream with a flute cover of the staple graduation performance piece “Pomp and Circumstance.”

She started the funky rendition solo, before announcing midway: “Congratulations to the class of 2020! Now let’s turn it up!” Lizzo was then joined by the New York Philharmonic, who appeared as floating bubbles, as a trap beat was introduced to the song. The video also included photos of graduates in face masks and protesters participating in the Black Lives Matter movement.

Besides Lizzo, the YouTube Originals’ “Dear Class of 2020” also featured messages from a bevy of stars, including Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, Justin Timberlake, BTS and more.


Check out Lizzo’s cover of “Pomp and Circumstance” here:

And watch the full livestream below:


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