The Dartmouth Idol finals were a couple of weekends ago. And, while we were bracing ourselves for Hanover’s answer to Sam Tsui, we mostly just expected to see just another one of those Sister Act performances. That is, somewhat talented and sickeningly cheerful 20 year-olds singing in choir robes. And that’s what we got for about the first two minutes. Yet, precisely at the 2:05 mark, things got trippy. (And, well, a little bit disturbing.)
There you see Dartmouth President Jim Yong Kim — rapping, singing, and dancing, with a little help from auto-tune. Yup, that’s him, in a white, studded leather jacket and spaceman sunglasses, gloves cut-off at the fingertips. And he’s … doing the robot?
We don’t know (and to tell the truth don’t care) who won this year’s Idol competition. All we know is that image of Prez Kim is now burned in our brain, whether we like it or not. So, with all due respect to whoever actually did win, we must declare that it’s Jim Yong Kim, not anyone else, who is our IvyPrez Idol.
Thanks to all the tipsters who sent this video in!