From TV News to R&B Hit
YouTube mashup shows the musical side of Couric, Hannity
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 30, 2009 11:11 AM CDT

(Newser) – If you've ever thought the TV news needed a little something extra, meet Michael Gregory. The 24-year-old Brooklyn musician has taken YouTube by storm by mashing up the news into a faux-R&B track with the use of Auto-Tune, Time reports. The software designed to correct pitch—which can also make humans sound like sexy robots—has been heard on songs as diverse as Cher’s Believe and numerous numbers by Akon and T-Pain, among others.

The result touches on gay marriage and marijuana legalization, and parodies a Sean Hannity guest by replacing him with an angry gorilla who sings to Hannity: “Don’t worry baby boo, you’ll always have an angry gorilla to be angry with you.” But the highlight is a touching duet between Gregory’s brother and Katie Couric on the dangers of global warming. Very thin ice …