♪ (ragtime music) ♪ – (Finebros) Today, we are not having
you react to a video. – Okay. – (sharp gasp) Well then… heck with that. – (Finebros) Instead,
you’re reacting to an app. – An app? – I’m not exactly sure what an app is. – An app? I know you put ’em on your phone. (laughs) – Remember the days
when app meant appetizer? (movie reel clicks) – (Finebros) The app is called musical.ly. Have you heard of musical.ly before?
– Uh, musically inclined. – “Musically”? I know the word. – Uh-uh. Musical? – My best guess,
really thinking hard on it, is it has something to do with music. – (Finebros) All right, so we’re going
to give you an iPhone and let you play around
with the app a bit. – Oh fun. – I think I’m gonna need glasses for this. – Oh, I bet it goes this way. Yes. – (Finebros) From this app,
you can create and watch videos that people upload…
– Oh, okay. – (Finebros) …but you yourself can record your own short music video
to your favorite songs, so today we are going to have
you make your own music video. – Oh no! – Let’s give it a shot. – Considering I’ve never done
a music video before, I’ll do it. Now, can I pick my favorite kind of music? – (Finebros) We’ll start with songs
that you might recognize. – All right. – (Finebros) For your début performance,
you can either do “Hound Dog” by Elvis Presley
or “Stayin’ Alive” by The Bee Gees. – Oh wait– I know Hound Dog, sort of. – Stayin’ Alive sounds good. – All I know is
♪ Stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive ♪ – I’ll stick with my Elvis.
I love my Elvis. – (Finebros) Okay, so just hold down
that big red button and you can start recording.
– Okay, I’ll give it a try. – Three, two, one, blast off. ♪ (drum roll) ♪ – (Elvis) ♪ You ain’t nothin’– ♪
– ♪ But a hound dog ♪ – ♪ You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog ♪ – ♪ Cryin’ all the time ♪ – (Elvis) ♪ You ain’t nothin’– ♪
– ♪ But a hound dog ♪… that’s all I know. – (Elvis) ♪ …ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog ♪ ♪ Cryin’ all the time ♪ – ♪ Stayin’ alive ♪ ♪ Ah, ah, ah, ah ♪ – (singing shrilly) ♪ I’m- whoo! ♪
(boisterous laughter) – (Finebros) And now your video
will play back. Check it out. – (Elvis) ♪ You ain’t nothin’
but a hound dog ♪ (laughing) – (Elvis) ♪ Cryin’ all the time ♪
– (cracking up) God! – (Elvis) ♪ You ain’t
never caught a rabbit ♪ – (Elvis) ♪ Cryin’ all the time ♪
– Oh, [bleep] me. – (Finebros) How do you think you did?
– Eh, not that good. (laughs) – I was fairly animated. Uh, I would like a hairpiece. – (Finebros) Now that you’ve done
a song from YOUR generation, let’s do a song from today.
– Oh my gosh. – Oh great. Let’s see what that’s gonna be. – (Finebros) We’re going to have
you sing along to your choice of “Sorry” by Justin Bieber
or “Work from Home” by Fifth Harmony. – Okay. – I don’t know either one of ’em,
so… (laughing). – Never heard of Fifth Harmony. I’ve heard of Justin Bieber,
so I’ll do that one. – (spitefully) I don’t wanna hear Bieber. We all know how I feel about BIEBER. – Can you play a little of it
so I can at least know what it is? – (Justin) ♪ Is it too late
now to say sorry ♪ – (Fifth Harmony) ♪ You don’t gotta go
to work (to work, to work) ♪ – Is that “work, work with your body”? – Pressing hold. – (Fifth Harmony) ♪ You don’t gotta go
to work (to work, to work) ♪ – ♪ Yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ You can work from home ♪ – (humming along) ♪ Doo, doo, doo ♪ – ♪ You don’t have
to work, work, work, work ♪ But you got to! ♪ (Fifth Harmony harmonizes) ♪ – (feebly) ♪ Whoa ♪ ♪ Ah, ah ♪ (giggling) I don’t know. – ♪ Is it too late to say I’m sorry ♪ – (Justin) ♪ Is it too late
now to say sorry ♪ ♪ …too late now to say sorry ♪ ♪ Is it too late
now to say sorry ♪ – (sobbing softly)
– (Justin) ♪ Yeah, I know… ♪ (music stops abruptly)
(tsks) – (Fifth Harmony) ♪ Work, work, work ♪
– Yeah, I got the beat. – (Fifth Harmony) ♪ Yeah,
we don’t have to work ♪ – I’m like– I’m nowhere near what it is. – (Justin) ♪ …than just your body ♪
– (snickering) – (Finebros) So what did
you think about this music video? – Oh, crazy. (laughing) – I think my musical career…
– (Justin) ♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ – …is over before it started. – (Finebros) Now you also have
several speed options that they give you to use,
and a popular one is the fast setting, which will play the song in slow motion
and then speed it up. Let’s give that one a shot.
– Oh, all right. We’ll try that. – (Fifth Harmony in slow-mo)
♪ Work, work (yeah) ♪ ♪ Work (yeah) ♪ ♪ You don’t have to work ♪ – (flatly) ♪ Work, work, work ♪ – (Justin in slow-mo)
♪ …more than just your body ♪ ♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪ – ♪ I can’t understand
any of the words you’re singing ♪ – (Justin) ♪ …your body ♪ (sped up) ♪ Oh, oh, oh, oh ♪
– (wheezy laughter) – (Justin, sped up) ♪ I miss you more
than just your body ♪ – (Fifth Harmony, sped up)
♪ Work, work (yeah) ♪ ♪ We don’t have to work ♪
(laughing) – (Fifth Harmony) ♪ Work, work ♪ ♪ Yeah, we can work from home ♪ – (gushing) It’s so much fun! Oh, I just love that. – (Finebros) So what do you think about it?
– I think it’s amazing. You know, it’s another step
of entertainment. – I think a lot of people
have a lot of fun with it. I did. – It’s really interesting.
It’s very fun. I could see why kids would enjoy it. – That’s just amazing.
I mean, you know… I can do the next “Why You Always Lyin’?” – We didn’t have all this. We would sing in front of the mirror, and we’d have a record
or something playing in the background. So… we don’t need the mirror any more. – (Finebros) Lip syncing is obviously
a huge part of this app. Why do you think people enjoy
lip syncing so much? – Well, because if they’re not singers,
it makes ’em sound really good. – It gives you your little chance
to play along like you were some kind of super star. – It’s sort of like wearing
a Halloween costume, I guess, in some ways– only vocally. – (Finebros) Musical.ly is hugely popular,
especially for younger people. What do you think is the appeal
of an app like this for the younger generation?
– You’re a star! Come on, you’re a star! – ‘Cause they like music
and they all think they’re stars. They all think they’re going to be singers. And, of course, if Justin Bieber
can get there, (laughing) I guess you don’t need
a whole lot of talent. – You get to play along.
You get to see yourself. You get to show your friends. You get a good laugh when you screw it up. – Everybody really secretly
wants to be a rock star. So this way you get to do it
and you really don’t get judged. You just have fun. – It’s quick, it’s fast.
You’ve got it right now. You can see exactly what you look like. You don’t have to wait
for film to get developed. It’s almost like taking a selfie,
only much more evolved. – (Finebros) Musical.ly
has become so popular, and there are even people
who are stars on the app that have millions of people
who check out their musicals. – I bet. I wouldn’t be surprised. – (Finebros) What do
you think about the idea that people are getting famous this way?
– Well, I don’t really understand that they’re becoming famous
with a lip sync. – Everybody wants their 15 seconds
or 15 minutes of fame. As long as they get serious
and find something to do in life other than being a singer. – To me, it’s astounding because
none of this was here, what, 20 years ago. – I think it’s great. I think, you know, there’s
another dimension of themself, as well as demonstrating
another dimension of the original. – (Finebros) There are so many apps
that are coming out these days. Do you keep up with all the popular ones? I don’t know how to spell “app”. – No, of course not. – No, ’cause I don’t have an iPhone. I don’t have any cellphone. – I have not one app!
One! Not one. But now I think I might get this one. – I really don’t quite understand it. I don’t under what the appeal is
or why or how to pick. I’ll just go play Bridge
with friends of mine. – (Finebros) Finally, now that
you understand how musical.ly works, do you think this is an app
that you’ll use again in the future? – I think so. I’m gonna ask my grandchildren
today if they have it. And if they don’t,
I’m gonna tell them to go get it! – Maybe I would… NOT! – Oh yeah, I can hardly wait. – I think I would like this one.
I would enjoy it. – Is there a free download? – (Finebros) Yes, it is a free app. – (giggling) ABSOLUTELY! (laughs) I’m gonna love this sucker. – Thanks for watching
this episode of Elders React. – Like what you saw?
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which app we should react to next. – See you soon. ♪ (ragtime music) ♪