Vin Diesel's karaoke cover of "Lean On Me" gets the chipmunk treatment
Though Vin Diesel may play more serious character on the big screen, he’s clearly got an amazing sense of humor IRL. The Fast and Furious actor recently stopped by The Tonight Show and showed off some impressive karaoke skills. But Vin Diesel’s cover of “Lean On Me” didn’t exactly sound like the deep-voiced actor singing.
Host Jimmy Fallon added a chipmunk filter on the karaoke microphone.
And, in doing so, it gave the song a totally different spin.
Of course, to make the visual even more epic, the actor sang in front of an ever-changing green screen background. The romantic silhouettes of happy couples and artistic sunsets made this bit even more enjoyable to watch.
The whole reason Jimmy Fallon even had the idea for getting Vin Diesel to sing live was because the badass actor actively posts about his love for music. He’s even recently added his own spin to a popular Selena Gomez song – and surprised everyone with how awesome it actually sounds.
Needless to say, it didn’t take much for Diesel to be convinced to show off his singing chops.
Though, with the chipmunk filter, we didn’t hear much of the recognizable voice of Vin Diesel himself. But, we did hear that he nailed each note as the chipmunk sound belted out of the microphone.
Even Diesel’s father has nothing but great things to say about his son’s singing abilities. And, given how charming his dad is when describing his son’s pipes for something as simple as “Happy Birthday,” we’d love to hear his reaction to this particular karaoke cover.
Diesel was promoting the latest film in the Fast and Furious franchise, The Fate of the Furious.
The heart-pounding action movie premieres everywhere on April 14th. And, though it was super fun to hear him as a chipmunk, we have a feeling he’ll sound more intense throughout the film as his badass iconic character, Dominic Toretto.