Friday, May 23, 2008

by popular demand...or 1 person

Okay, let this sink in before I start:
Ladies and gentlemen, Nick Pitera.

I don't really know how I'm supposed to analyze this. The first time I watched this video, I laughed,
but this was after right after watching a video about lepruchans in Atlanta, so maybe I wasn't in the
right spirits. I'm actually sort of impressed. Can I sing as low as a tenor? No! Maybe Nick Pitera has
some legitimate talent. He could also probably save Disney a lot of money but allowing them to
hire only one singer for a film.

Here's the original version of "A Whole New World"
Does anyone else notice Aladdin's lisp? Not to make a sweeping generalization, but I don't think that
he's really interested in Jasmine. Jasmine's hair gave me unrealistic expectations for my own hair as a
child. Not that I'm bitter. I'd say that the only things that could improve Nick's performance are
1) escape from a tiger in the beginning like the original version!
2) sing while riding on a magic carpet. Don't pretend that such an image wouldn't be magical.

In conclusion, you're creeping me out a little, Nick Pitera. I feel like you could be both my brother and
my sister. However, you also have a useful gift. Want your mom to talk to your "girlfriend" on the
phone? Easy squeezy, Japaneesy. Want to join Curves? No problem. Want to order the latest Micheal
Bolton cd? No need to be ashamed, my friend! Though I'm a lot turned off by the fact that you sound
EXACTLY like the original Jasmine but wouldn't fit in her underwear, I like you.

Which voice would he sing the National Anthem in?