— Mike Hogan (@mike_hogan) September 18, 2016
As if we didn’t love them enough already, the kiddos from the hit Netflix series Stranger Things have given us another reason to make them our #SquadGoals.
Last night, Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas), Millie Bobby Brown (Eleven) and Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) performed Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards and they slayed! Seriously, they gave Bruno Mars a run for his money. But here’s the thing: It was a pre-show and that means it wasn’t televised. Luckily, the attendees captured every moment of it on video and posted it to social media.
— DESINFORMADOS (@DESINFORMADOS6) September 19, 2016
But it comes to no surprise that they can sing and dance like champs. The kids have already delighted fans with their hidden musical talents by posting videos on Twitter (Finn Wolfhard’s Nirvana cover, anyone?) to showing off some mad pipes on YouTube (Watch Brown sing John Lennon’s “Imagine” here). McLaughlin and Matarazzo also both started out their careers doing Broadway shows like The Lion King and Les Miserables, respectively.
It was the first Emmys for the kids of the ’80s-nostalgia show, but definitely not the last since Stranger Things was renewed for a second season. But boy did they make the most out of their first attendance. As part of the Emmys program, the kids dressed up in their Stranger Things garb and cycled down the seat aisles handing out PB&J sandwiches to the audience, à la Ellen at the Oscars. The Stranger crew were also all sorts of adorable on the red carpet, giving shoutouts to their designers and “that rental place” that Matarazzo got his tux from.
Stranger Things comes back to Netflix in 2017 and honestly, we can’t wait because that means more of these little guys in our lives!