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We Found Your New Favorite Version Of Ed Sheeran’s ‘Shape Of You,’ And It Comes Mashed Up With Broadway And The ‘80s

So. Freaking. Catchy.

How many ways can we experience Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You"? An infinite amount, apparently — and we're loving each one.

So far we've seen everything from a hilarious Google Translation version, a version performed on classroom instruments, and a classical Indian dance version. The latest take on the mega-hit pairs it in a mash-up with one of the biggest Broadway hits ever, Wicked's "Defying Gravity."

This performance comes to us via Playbill, which got a lot of talent in front of the camera when Collabro paired with its vlogger Tyler Mount. In addition to "Shape of You" and "Defying Gravity," we also pick up at least two other songs: "Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)" by Eurythmics, and "Closer" from The Chainsmokers and Halsey.

Collabro is a U.K.-based musical theater group — consisting of Michael Auger, Jamie Lambert, Matthew Pagan, and Thomas J. Redgrave — who won season 8 of Britain's Got Talent in 2014. The foursome just released their third album, a venture titled Home.

While we're sure each of the Collabro guys have their own tastes, there is one thing they can agree on. When asked what Broadway show they can't wait to see, they all responded with Anastasia — with Waitress getting a nod, too.

Here's just a snippet of Collabro and Tyler Mount's epic mash-up:

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Now, check out the main event in the video below:

(H/T: Playbill)

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