If you read this blog you know I am completely obsessed with Kristin Chenoweth and actually got to meet her for a second when she was doing Promises Promises on Broadway. Anyways, Kristin Chenoweth can not only take any song and either make it cute or funny, but she can turn bad songs good by throwing in her unique personality. Her voice is easy to pick out when she speaks in her normal voice because of its accent and tone, but when she sings it completely disappears and can transform from rock to opera and pretty much everything else in between. She is an absolutely amazing singer and performer and her personality shines through.
What I love about her performance with Glitter and Be Gay from Candide is that she takes a manic woman and makes her not only manic, but amazing and funny at the same time. It all starts with her being brought in on a couch with one of the original actors from the show and she not only kicks her out, but she starts belting out some amazing opera and then goes back to her funny an unique voice. Kristin Chenoweth is absolutely amazing and is probably one of the only people that can really not only hit the high notes in this song, but she can also completely kick the flute or picollo’s ass when it comes to the parts where they hit the same notes and bounce around them.
Glitter and Be Gay from Candide is an extremely hard song to be able to sing, especially because it has a million high notes all in a row and you have to hit them all within seconds of each other. It needs someone who can change from happy to sad to crazy to sane all within seconds from each other and be able to project all of those different feelings as well. It really takes a lot to be able to pull off a song like Glitter and Be Gay from Candide and one of the only modern broadway stars who can really pull it off has to be Kristin Chenoweth. Here is Kristin Chenoweth singing Glitter and Be Gay from Candide.