Beautiful music is known to bring people to tears but that’s not why this choir was weeping during a special Christmas performance.
Chili Klaus, a Danish YouTuber known for eating and sharing the world’s hottest peppers, decided to go back to his roots and visit Denmark’s Herning Boys Choir—but he wasn’t returning empty-handed.
Klaus joins the musical group in singing “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” the first half with an untainted palette, and the second half with over 1 million Scoville units of heat coursing through their veins thanks to Klaus’s ghost peppers, one of the hottest peppers in the world.
There were coughing, tears, and a few clear nonverbal longings for death, but the choir somehow manages to make it through the song alive.
Clearly, not everyone ate their pepper, though, because not everyone was making this face:
Or this one:
Or this one:
But can you really blame them? How can you expect someone to convey such a heavenly song when it feels like actual hell in their mouth?
Chili Klaus has a reputation, not only as a chili pepper connoisseur but as a music lover, too. In fact, his most viewed video of all time features him conducting the Danish National Chamber Orchestra while they endured fiery chilies of their own.