Pitch Perfect 2 is one of the most anticipated movies of 2015, serving as the sequel to the 2012 smash hit Pitch Perfect. The initial film, starring Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow, and Rebel Wilson, tells the story of a collegiate all-girl a capella singing group, Barden Bellas, that vies for a national championship after a devastating projectile vomit-inducing performance the prior year.
In the sequel, The Bellas head to a worldwide competition, representing America and having the freedom to mix several genres of music into a vocally-driven performance and the bravery to do so in front of the entire world. What is an American medley of tunes without paying homage to country music, one of the most popular genres with some of the most patriotic songs? If you ask the musical geniuses behind these films, the answer is “nothing!”
Embracing one of country’s go-to subject matters, The Bellas battle the Green Bay Packers with Anna Kendrick busting out into a song about cheating. In Pitch Perfect 2, Kendrick salutes Carrie Underwood by battle singing her 2007 Number 1, “Before He Cheats,” while squaring off against the five-time Super Bowl champs out of Wisconsin. Ultimately, Kendrick proves that her voice is bigger than their statures.
Pitch Perfect 2 hits movie theaters on Friday, May 17th. Watch the trailer, including a clip of Anna Kendrick singing “Before He Cheats,” below.