Here's That Miss America 'Cups' Performance Everyone Is Talking About

Miss America 2015 winner Kira Kazantsev
Courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Miss America Kira Kazantsev Crowned in Atlantic City performing her talent routine during the contest on September 14, 2014.

It turns out everyone, even Miss America contestants, love Anna Kendrick's Pitch Perfect performance of "Cups."

For the talent portion during Sunday night's Miss America pageant, Miss New York Kira Kazantsev performed Pharrell's song "Happy," along with the "Cups" routine. The judges were impressed: Kazantzsev went on to take home the Miss America title. (Counterpoint: Some people argued that an elaborate cup routine is not a "talent.")

Even Kendrick weighed in on the buzzy performance on Twitter.  

Watch a clip of the performance below: 

And, as if you need a refresher, here's Kendrick performing the routine in Pitch Perfect:


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