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6 Amazing Pitch Perfect Moments

December 21st, 20176 Amazing Pitch Perfect Moments

Yes, there's a Pitch Perfect 3, the third (and reportedly final) chapter in the offbeat, quirky and fun a cappella series. The film isn't out yet – we've got to wait until December 22 – but now we've got a whole six months to warm up our pitch pipes and get ready for a new round of riff-offs. It'll be aca-awesome!

To ease the wait for Pitch Perfect 3, which sees the return of the Barden Bellas and leads the masses to wonder where Jesse (Skylar Astin), Benji (Benjamin Platt) and Bumper (Adam DeVine) are, here's a look at some of the best Pitch Perfect moments.

6. 'Just A Dream/Just The Way You Are'

This moment from Pitch Perfect, staged as the Bellas finally start to realize they could be something very special as a group, is an easy favorite. Whether it's Anna Kendrick's Becca and Anna Camp's Aubrey smiling as they hear themselves working together for the first time, or Brittany Snow's Chloe taking the lead on "Just The Way You Are" with a beautifully husky voice, it's really difficult to not start smiling and singing along as the girls really show us — and each other — what they have as a group.

5. The First Riff-Off

This is one of the most entertaining musical mashups in recent history, and it's easy to see just how much fun everyone had during this scene. From the moment Becca looks at her fellow singers, trying to determine what, exactly, a "riff-off" might be, to Jesse singing "Feels Like The First Time," to Becca and the rest of the Bellas killing "No Diggity," this riff-off sets audiences up for the fun to follow in the rest of the movie.

4. The Finale — Treblemakers' Turn!

If anyone ever had any doubt that Ben Platt could sing, listening to him and the rest of the Treblemakers in the original Pitch Perfect finale should easily lay that to rest. The Tony winner (for Dear Evan Hansen) shows he has an easy handle on "I've Got The Magic In Me" — and some close-up magic, too! And Utkarsh Ambudkar as Donald completely slays an improv rap performance during Platt's number, too!

3. The First Finale — The Bellas!

This sums up everything the first Pitch Perfect was about: fun, finding a voice, and loving the music. Hana Mae Lee's beatboxing is completely on point, Ester Dean shows she can sing and rap, Brittany Snow is having a ball "hitting" the low bass line (thanks, vocal nodes surgery!), and Anna Kendrick is at her flirty best. If you weren't bouncing in your seat to the music before this number, this will be the scene that jumpstarts your soul.

2. The Second Riff-Off

Bless Hailee Steinfeld. She got a whole bunch of attention — including an Oscar nod — for that role in 2010's True Grit (and deservedly so), but it was like she disappeared for a bit between that and her appearance in Pitch Perfect 2. As awkward newcomer Emily Junk, Steinfeld is far more than her character's last name implies. Her tentative foray at the tail end of the Bellas' attempt to win the riff-off hosted by David Cross may have blown the Bellas' chances at winning the Dave & Buster's gift card, but it made the whole scene worthwhile as it showed the audience just how sweet and wonderful her character was.

1. 'Flashlight'

This was one of the most beautiful and poignant moments in the movie. Not only were the Bellas daring enough to sing an original number, they brought out the Bellas of years past, a legacy that included the likes of Katy Sagal, who played Emily Junk's mom, and Good Morning America's Robin Roberts. Introduced with a rousing version of "Who Run The World (Girls)" mixed with "We Belong," this was a winner in every sense of the word.

Looking Forward

According to the teaser trailer, it seems that the Bellas might be looking for a way to recapture their former glory for Pitch Perfect 3. And a USO tour that might be slightly more adventurous than their previous musical tours promises some new ideas for the Bellas. Regardless, Gail (Elizabeth Banks) and John (John Michael Higgins) are also returning to continue their snarky commentary about everyone's favorite a cappella group, which means that the Bellas — and any rival group — will be in for a rough go.

Pitch Perfect 3 opens Dec. 22, 2017.

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