In this exclusive PEOPLE sneak peek of Pitch Perfect 3, the Barden Bellas challenge their competitors the best way they know how

By Karen Mizoguchi
December 13, 2017 09:00 AM
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Let’s talk-apella about the Barden Bellas’ final get-together in Pitch Perfect 3!

In this exclusive featurette from the upcoming third installment, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and Anna Camp lead their a capella group in a challenge against their USO tour competitors in the best way they know how — with a riff-off.

“Guys we’ve never competed against bands that actually have instruments, so what’s the plan?” Kendrick’s character Beca tells the Bellas before Hailee Steinfeld reassures them saying, “Let’s just do what we do.”

Credit: Todd MacMillan / Universal Pictures

But the Bellas have three tough rivals to face, including all-girl rock band Evermoist led by Ruby Rose‘s rocker alter-ego Calamity, hip hop artist Young Sparrow and country band Saddle Up, played by the members of real-life blue grass band, Whiskey Shivers.

The Bellas’ setlist features hits from Pink’s “Get the Party Started” and R. Kelly’s “Ignition” while the opposing groups combined their vocal strengths to perform Avicii and Aloe Blacc’s “Wake Me Up.” Check out more of the aca-action in the featurette above.

Also returning for the film, dubbed the “Farewell Tour,” are original cast members Elizabeth Banks, Ester Dean, Chrissie Fit and Hana Mae Lee.

John Lithgow, Matt Lanter and DJ Khaled also make appearances in the film directed by Trish Sie.

Pitch Perfect 3 hits theaters on Dec. 22.