The 2012 Summer Olympics are currently underway—spoiler alert!—with competitors from all over the world looking to prove their exceptional athletic prowess in events ranging from cycling to track and field. While various teams have made casual fans privy to their musical preferences and warm-up rituals of choice, many athletes take their individual musicianship very seriously. NBC did us the favor of wrangling together some of the most talented members of Team USA, placed them in front of a video camera, and asked them to perform. The result? A surprising number of on-key vocalists and skilled musicians, worthy of scoring their own dramatic victory music.
As we prepare for the first full day of competition, get to know those Americans competing for gold by appreciating their musical tastes and side projects.
And don’t forget about that other global competition! Here at Popdust, voting for our inaugural Pop Olympics has been going strong all week long, with votes for your favorite music artists from Canada, Great Britain, South Korea, and the United States coming in by the thousands. Do your part to make your voice heard and vote!