Soooo it’s St. Patrick’s Day and even though there is Once and other awesome musicals for Ireland, about being Irish, Irish singers, etc… I ended up seeing this video on Facebook and unfortunately it wins out. It’s the muppets taking on Danny Boy the only way they could. It’s the ultimate St. Patrick’s Day showtune, even though it’s a TV one.
Sooo apparently I forgot to hit post yesterday with this post for St. Patrick’s Day showtunes, but the song is still funny so I’m going to post anyways. Sorry ahead of time about that and I’ll try to do better for the next holiday lol.
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.