Tuesday, September 11, 2018
The Greatest Showman arrived on HBO this weekend and I finally got to see it last night and really enjoyed it.
The film is beautifully shot, has incredible set design, and is well-acted. There are some very nice musical numbers in there, but one of them blew me away and I've probably listened to it about 30 times in the past 24 hours...
The way the song is shot, the multitude of emotional moments that occur for various characters during the performance, and the pure power of the song really touched me. I really did think that the actress, Rebecca Ferguson (currently in the new Mission Impossible: Fallout movie), sang the song.
Then, I read up on it and found out that, although she can sing, when she heard Loren Allred sing it...she fully supported them using her vocals instead. Loren studied how Rebecca sang it on-screen and copied every detail of her performance vocally.
Here is Loren singing it herself recently...
What an amazing voice!
This will go on the list of songs that will forever be playing in my mental jukebox on a regular basis.
If you haven't seen the movie...do.
You'll be glad you did.