I was quite baffled after watching Pitch Perfect because the songs were really enticing. Moreover, I felt that the songs in the movie were much better than the original songs.
Did the actors really sing in the movie?
I believe that the cast did in fact sing all of the songs in the movie. Some are even professional a capella singers.
From People's Choice
- Everyone in the films who plays a singing part had to sing a full song for their audition.
- Any time protagonist Beca, played by Anna Kendrick, was singing alone, she was singing live on set.
- Kelley Jackle, Adam DeVine’s (aka Bumper) girlfriend, plays Barden Bella Jessica in the film (rivalry!) and is actually a professional a capella singer in real life.
From Huffington Post
Adam DeVine [who plays TheTreblemakers' lead singer] is a great singer. Lots of confidence. In fact, he's probably as good as a lot of other singers we work with. He was really prepared, he knew all his lines, he knew the song really well and he knew what he could do with his voice.
From The Ganon Knight
Kendrick’s voice range is definitely lower than a lot of the other girls, so it helps to harmonize as several of the girls in the a cappella group have noticeably higher voices.
Wilson also had a really good voice and did a profoundly good job when it came to exemplifying her character while singing.
Snow shines in her solos at the beginning of the movie where people get to hear her high-range voice