I Have Been Modified For Good by This Magical Whitney Houston x Depraved Musical Medley

I Have Been Changed For Good by This Magical Whitney

I by no means actually anticipated to listen to a mashup of Depraved the musical and Whitney Houston’s best hits, however now that I’ve, I am going to by no means return. Michael Korte, the thoughts behind “#HAM4BEY” and the favored Sister Act 2 medley, just lately introduced a brand new group of artists — Avery Wilson, Brooke Simpson, Candice Boyd, George Lovett, Pia Toscano, and Sheléa — collectively to honor one among music’s best icons and Broadway’s greatest musicals. Korte instructed POPSUGAR, this challenge has been on the highest of his thoughts for years.

“I’ve wished to deal with #WICKED4WHITNEY for the reason that launch of my first ever music video creation #HAM4BEY!” he defined. “There was one thing terrifying in regards to the imaginative and prescient — driving that concern was the need to do Whitney Houston justice. My inventive companion and good friend, Jared Jenkins, did the complete association for this piece and it’s due to him that these two fully totally different worlds have been in a position to mesh so fantastically.”

The video tackles difficult tracks like Houston’s “How Will I Know” and Depraved‘s “Defying Gravity,” however these singers make the vocals look easy. Korte stated it took “months” to search out the precise performers for this challenge. “I knew there have been only a few singers that would serve Whitney caliber vocals but additionally be prepared to deal with the spirit and ship the narrative of the Depraved,” he stated. “It began in fantasy (assume fantasy soccer however for Broadway) then started the method of asking (typically begging) these artists to purchase into my loopy imaginative and prescient.”

Not one of the singers concerned come from a Broadway background, however as Sheléa instructed POPSUGAR, Depraved offered a welcome “new problem” to carry “soulfulness” and “the spirit of Whitney” to Depraved‘s soundtrack. Her favourite half? Attending to be the Elphaba to Boyd’s Glinda in a novel means. “It is simply that reconciliation and restoring that relationship and having that understanding as two girls, particularly on this month, March, that is Ladies’s Historical past Month,” she stated. “I believed that was such a lovely second. At first, we’re at one another’s throats loathing after which by the tip, ‘as a result of I knew you, I’ve been ceaselessly modified for good.’ I simply beloved that full-circle second.”

Korte stated he’ll stroll away from this challenge really feel triumphant in what they have been in a position to accomplish. “Bringing collectively a number of the most ridiculously proficient artists on the planet. The privilege to honor one of many best voices of all time and one of many best musicals of all time. Seeing by means of a dream that was years within the making.” Watch the total mashup, above.

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