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03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Election '08 Becomes Battle Of The Bands

California Democrats go to the polls on Tuesday and that can only mean one thing: a sudden surge in campaign efforts to trot out the brightest cultural stars in the Left Coast firmament, and by those stars in support of their favored candidates.

Today, a new independently-produced video by will.i.am of The Black Eyed Peas and director Jesse Dylan (son of Bob) was released on DipDive.com. The video is a sung version of Obama's pre-Nevada caucuses "Yes We Can" stump speech -- itself a riff on the rallying cry of the United Farm Workers, "Si Se Puede!" -- and features a star-studded cast ranging from bow-lipped ingenue Scarlett Johansson to Nicole Scherzinger of the Pussycat Dolls, as well as musicians John Legend and Herbie Hancock. The video, which first appeared Friday on ABCNewsNow's "What's the Buzz," quickly hopped to YouTube, where it's sure to become a hit with the young voters whose turnout has been essential to Obama's success to date.

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