Posts Categorized: Ethel Merman

The Follies Take on the Love Boat & Streisand with I’m The Greatest Star

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I wasn’t actually alive yet when the Love Boat was on tv, but it was one of those shows that always had a million guest stars on it. On one episode they decided to have their own mini battle of the Divas by bringing on Carol Channing, Ann Miller, Ethel Merman and Della Reese. Not only were all of these fabulous Follies stars excited to be on the ship, but when they started coming on one by one, the drama began. I love how each of them thought that the other women would be back up for them, and then comes in Ethel Merman.

Instead of the classy, stuck up or fun and happy entrances, she comes in belting out a tune and just lets everyone else know that they are there to support her. That is one of the reasons I love Ethel Merman. She can belt out a tune, say something rude and still have everyone love her. Her personality is amazing in that even when she says something rude, she can actually make it a joke and have everyone laughing. That is one of the things that made her famous. She had a huge personality that everyone loved and just like Carol Channing whose voice wasn’t a normal broadway sound, they can both pull it off with their ability to stand out. But what happens when you have all four of these amazing women on one stage? You give them a song from a show all about the Follies that lets them compete. There is also only one song that could be perfect for it. “I’m the greatest star” from “Funny Girl”. The only thing missing was Barbara Streisand coming out as another surprise guest and taking over the entire show.

This clip is an awesome clip to just make you laugh if you love the Follies and these ladies. If you were never a fan or didn’t like them, then you probably won’t like it. However, if you love Carol, Ann, Della or Ethel, you’ll love this clip and definitely want to share this post on Facebook and Twitter with your friends. Please also feel free to leave a comment below.

Ethel Merman Vs. The Muppets Broadway Mashup

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If there is one broadway star who everyone could agree was the queen of belting out a tune it has to be Ethel Merman. Not only was she able to belt a note, but that voice is one that everyone will remember for many years and generations. One other iconic diva who loved to belt out a note was Miss Piggy, so what happens when Ethel Merman meets the Muppet Diva and has a sing off?

You basically get an awesome version of Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better. However, before they go off on their challenge, you get to see Ethel Merman perform a huge variety of showtunes with different characters from the muppets. Not only does she look like she is having an amazing time, but in this video you get to hear a ton of shows and songs that you don’t always think about or remember. That is one of the things that I love about the old and hard to find videos and mashups from broadway stars.

In the Ethel Merman sings showtunes with the Muppets Video, you hear her hit a few notes that only she can do as well as hear how she could pull off so many different types of roles and shows without even having to change her mood, mind or character. Many Actors and Actresses have to get into character to really pull off a voice, but Ethel Merman was able to easily change her voice and tone instantly when a new Muppet came into the video and began the next song. Her face didn’t change that much but you could actually feel and notice the difference in her voice which is one of the hardest things to do when singing.

Ethel Merman singing showtunes with the Muppets is one of my favorite hard to find videos and that is why I wanted to share it with all of you here. Feel free to leave a comment below or share this post on twitter or facebook if you love Ethel Merman or if you love the Muppets. This is an awesome video of Ethel Merman singing with the Muppets that I know you will love.