Watch News Anchor, ‘Grease’ Meteorologist Lip-Sync Duo



A Mississippi newscaster and meteorologist performed a duet of “Grease” during a broadcast on Friday, August 12.

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A Mississippi news anchor and meteorologist broke into a “Grease” duet during a live broadcast.

A video of WDAM’s Vanessa Pacheco and Ryan Mahan lip-syncing “You’re The One That I Want” from the 1978 film during a weather forecast segment on Friday, August 12, has more than 1.2 million views times on Facebook from the morning of Sunday, August 14.

The video shows the two showing off their dancing skills as they put their own spin on the iconic duet between Sandy Olsson, played by Olivia Newton-John, and Danny Zuko, played by John Travolta.

“I love the musical and will forever channel my inner Sandy,” wrote Pacheco, who posted the video. “As you can see, Ryan Mahan WDAM has also unleashed his inner Danny Zuko!”

Mahan also shared the video on Facebook.

“Listen, a lot of people tell me I need dance lessons and it hurts because the weather is easy, but I have to work a lot, extremely, ridiculously hard on these moves,” he wrote in a post filled with laughter. emojis. “J/K…I know I’m hopeless, but it’s fun to watch.” »

This isn’t the first time the pair have performed a duet on a show. Videos on Pacheco’s Facebook page show them lip-syncing to the Spice Girls’ “Wannabe”, the Backstreet Boys’ “I Want It That Way”, Michael Jackson’s “Beat It” and more.

But Pacheco wrote that the most recent performance “only seemed appropriate this week”.

On Monday, August 8, Newton-John died at her Southern California ranch at the age of 73, her husband, John Easterling, announced on Facebook. She had been diagnosed with breast cancer in 1992.

“In light of the passing of Olivia Newton-John this week, this made my day,” wrote Ed Piotrowski, a meteorologist with WPDE in South Carolina on Facebook. “Fantastic Ryan and Vanessa.”

More than 58,000 people had commented on Pacheco’s post on Sunday.

“Why can’t WDAM just let you and Ryan play for us all day? You’re just making mine and a lot of other people’s day. So funny! Brings back childhood memories,” one person wrote. “I love you all.”

“You all crack me up,” wrote another. “Ryan, you definitely have moves and Vanessa, great lip sync! Made me smile and laugh today, thank you!

“The best,” said another person. ” You understood everything ! A respectable and amusing tribute!

Bailey Aldridge is a reporter covering real-time news in North and South Carolina. She graduated in journalism from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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