The new AI-powered lip sync app Wombo lets you take a picture of basically anyone and have them sing along to a pop song. Historical figures and politicians are popular choices, as all you need is a fairly clear picture, but some users are making video game characters rock out, too. As you might imagine, the results are both hilarious and terrifying.
Wombo doesn’t just make the photo subject’s mouth move. Instead, the person appears to be actually moving around in their environment, with heads bobbing and shoulders grooving from side to side. As you can see in this example from Destiny in which Zavala sings Rick Astley’s classic “Never Gonna Give You Up,” the results are terrifying.
i’m livid that this actually worked lmao pic.twitter.com/rzoIidaytu
— lady efriyeet (@miffracks) March 10, 2021
Yooka-Laylee developer Playtonic got in on the fun with its own video, having the character Vendi belt out “I Will Survive.”