The word “best” gets thrown around a lot. Everyone likes to claim it, but it’s not always easy to prove.

Why do the Allstars, a cover band in the Netherlands, say they’re the “world’s best cover band?” Because they can fool Shazam, the app you can use to identify songs and artists solely from the music playing around you.

To do it, the band set up a couple GoPro cameras and a smart phone and played covers of songs from Rihanna, Avicii, and a few others while the Shazam app tried to identify them. In the videos, they encourage you to “Shazam along” if you don’t believe them.

Allstars cover band

Photo from the Allstars.

Most of the time, the Allstars fool the app into thinking they’re the original artist. Sometimes they don’t. But that’s not what’s important. What matters is that with some relatively cheap equipment and a free phone app, they earned international attention. And we’re still talking about a cover band here.

Check out the video proof here.

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