A TikTok which showed a group of musicians performing on a delayed plane went viral on Twitter.
Commenters were divided on whether they would appreciate the performance or not.
After 17 hours, passengers exited "smiling," the pilot said according to a local report.
A group of passengers have gone viral on Twitter after commenters reacted to a video of their impromptu singing on a delayed flight.
On February 1, a Twitter user who goes by @ProtonInspector reuploaded a TikTok video that showed a woman standing in the aisle of a crowded plane, playing guitar, and singing to passengers. The tweet alongside the clip read, "Dear god please never let this happen to me."
—fake proton (@ProtonInspector) February 1, 2023
The 55-second upload, which received 13.5 million views on Twitter, included a watermark suggesting it was originally posted by musician Jessica Pearson, but it is not currently visible on the account.
The on-screen caption of the video read, "We got stranded on our plane in Iceland for 10 hours due to 115km winds...luckily we had our instruments on the plane and decided to start a sing-a-long."
During the video, passengers could be seen watching the performance while others looked down or at the seats in front of them. Members of what appeared to be the cabin crew could also be seen standing further down the aisle watching the singer and additional members of the band, which included a second guitarist. When they finished their rendition of "Take Me Home, Country Roads" applause and cheers could be heard from some passengers.
The tweet received over 132,000 likes and 8,500 quote tweets which revealed a mixed reaction from viewers. "Those involved should serve jail time," one user wrote in a tweet that was liked over 3,000 times, while another tweet that called the scene their "personal hell" received over 300 likes.
However, some viewers responded more positively to the sing-along. "Honestly thought they were pretty good," one tweet read which received over 1,300 likes.
On January 23, Icelandair posted a separate video of the performance on its Facebook page, which showed the band playing a different song and what appeared to be a passenger joining in by playing the spoons. In the caption alongside the video, Icelandair thanked the band whose name they said was Jessica Pearson and the East Wind, and wrote that there were multiple delayed flights disembarking at Keflavik airport in Iceland due to "high winds and ice."
"Some great artists asked if they could play music for their fellow passengers to pass the time," the post read.
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind shared the video to their Facebook page on the same day and wrote, "After sitting for 5 hours, the captain gave us the go ahead to pull out our instruments and play some tunes."
According to Icelandic news outlet Visir, the pilot of the plane, Óskar Tryggvi Svavarsson, told a news agency, "When people finally got off the plane after being there for 17 hours, everyone was smiling. I was really happy with how it went."
Jessica Pearson and the East Wind have a YouTube channel where they share music videos and live performances. According to their description page, Jessica Pearson is a Canadian songwriter, who mixes "country, celtic, and folk music to create her own unique sound." They did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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