Kristin Chenoweth reappeared on Glee this week. Super exciting. I won’t dwell on the fact that they made it seem like Chenoweth wasn’t coming back anytime soon, which would throw a MASSIVE wrench in my hope for Chenoweth to sing with Idina Menzel. My theory – Chenoweth and Menzel, former high school glee club rivals, fight over Mr. Shu and sing… wait for it… WAIT FOR IT… The Boy Is Mine by Brandi and Monica. Seriously, it could be amazing. I’m just saying.
C’mon people! I am a cranky pregnant lady and the only thing I have to look forward to is Glee. Don’t dash my dreams!
But I will leave this to another day.
For now, I wanted to focus on Chenoweth’s performance of Home, the grand finale of the episode and The Wiz. I can’t say it’s one of my favorite songs – I like it, not love it – but Chenoweth really knocked it out of the park.
Beautiful. But you need to watch her perform it. She’s riveting. And that white dress is stunning.
But clearly, many other artists have sung this song before.
For example, Stephanie Mills played Dorothy in The Wiz on Broadway in the late 70s.
I LOVE Stephanie Mills. Just love that voice. And this performance is great.
For many, tho, it’s not Stephanie Mills’ performance that you remember. Instead, when you think of Home (yes, pun was intended), you think of Diana Ross.
Such a perfect voice.
Because I’m obsessed and still so, so sad that GT got to see her in concert last Sunday while I sat here all gigantic and pregnant, here is a little bit of Home from Whitney. Okay, two from Whitney – one from the mid-80s and another from the mid-90s, to showcase the change in the demeanor, the attitude, the diva-ness, and the voice. While both are great, I think I prefer the older, more mature Whitney. And it’s not just because I love a diva who talks to the audience.