Cinematic Pop is the orchestral band and chorus from Phoenix, Arizona competing on Season 11 of America’s Got Talent. They infuse classic rock and roll and pop songs with classical music. A video of their version of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” featuring 16-year-old solo singer McKenna Breinholt, has been viewed more than 1 million times on YouTube (see below).
Cinematic Pop performs other popular songs like U2’s “One.” But when they covered the second half of the Coldplay song “Lovers in Japan / Reign of Love,” they felt they needed to explain why they chose a less popular song. On their YouTube page they wrote: “We can hear some of you saying, ‘I thought you produced iconic pop songs? I don’t recall having heard this before.’ Well, we cheated, but just a little. The album this song comes from, Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends, was an iconic, world-wide bestseller. This song is a hidden gem within it.” America’s Got Talent airs Tuesdays at 8pm on NBC.