On Friday, at the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco‘s Golden Gate Park, Carly Rae Jepsen had a special guest during her set. Jepsen brought out Mark Kanemura during “Cut to the Feeling.” Even if you don’t recognize Kanemura’s name, you probably know him: He’s the viral sensation who danced in his undies and a rainbow wig in a celebratory Pride month video
Dancer Mark Kanemura has worked with artists like Lady Gaga and even appeared on So You Think You Can Dance. But his latest video success is his routine to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling.”
Posted last month to Instagram, his dance has been watched over 1.3 million times. In the original video, he pulls off a series of wigs to the beat, culminating in a rainbow wig — which matches his rainbow underwear, cape and towel.
Though the original rainbow wig routine is pretty great, the one thing that could make it better is if Carly Rae Jepsen herself were there next to him singing live while he performs. Luckily, Jepsen herself apparently agreed and invited Kanemura on stage for “Cut to the Feeling.”
The video is majestic. When Kanemura takes the stage, the crowd goes wild, and you can tell he’s really into it. In fact, he’s so into it, he accidentally threw his fan across the stage. For a split second, you can see the surprise on his face, but Kanemura’s a true professional and plays it off as if he always intended to do that.
Kanemura later thanked the singer on his Instagram, writing, “Thank you Carly Rae Jepsen for a moment I will NEVER forget! THE BEST #CutToTheFeelingFriday EVERRRRRRR!!!! ?❤?”
Watch Mark Kanemura’s rainbow wig routine to Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Cut to the Feeling” live at Golden Gate Park below:
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And the original rainbow wig viral video:
Which rainbow wig performance of “Cut to the Feeling” do you prefer? The original or the live-on-stage version with Carly Rae Jepsen?
Featured image from Mark Kanamura’s Instagram.