#MirthMusicMon – Watch What Happens!

I don’t watch reality TV shows, but every now and then I hear about a particular act and I go and look it up on YouTube. This was one such act. They are Collabro and apparently they won the latest season of Britain’s Got Talent with this performance, though this clip is from their first performance. Listen to those harmonies! (Also, I love how the judges’ expressions go from “Oh, great, boy band, together a month, this is going to be dismal” to “Oh… I am suitably impressed.”)

For some mirth, here is a song from my new favourite musical, Newsies, in which the gentlemen of the cast lip-sync to “Watch What Happens”, their leading lady’s solo. I have in the past week managed to nearly master the lyrics to this myself, and I’m determined to add it to my repertoire. (Incidentally, that bit about “An hour before curtain” is pure lies. Audiences are around by an hour before curtain, and casts are in costume and sequestered in their dressing rooms warming up, not sitting on the merch stand! That said, this is pretty much musical theatre people in a nutshell šŸ˜‰

I’m going to go now because I have apple and rhubarb pie that needs to come out of the oven soon, and I should probably also go do some more of the online component of my first aid training (woo, work is paying for me to learn how to save people!). If you would like to join in on MMM, just post some fun videos on your blog and link up with us here. Thanks to Regi for hosting. šŸ™‚



9 thoughts on “#MirthMusicMon – Watch What Happens!

  1. rosedandrea says:

    Wow, those are a lot of lyrics, and inflection, to remember. I’m not too sure I could to it.

    The guys in Colabro have a great sound. And you’re right, the looks on the judges’ faces when they come out HaHa! Really makes you wonder how many flops they see before they get a gem.

    Huh, I’ve never had apple and rhubarb pie. Or strawberry and rhubarb pie. Or, in fact, rhubarb. I feel a summer bucket list coming on! lol


    • Emily Witt says:

      Never had rhubarb? You have been living a deprived life! šŸ˜›

      I’m vaguely interested to know how the audition process works for a show like that. One guy I went to high school with auditioned for Australian Idol and he didn’t get through to the show but he did get as far as the panel with the judges. I don’t know if the “[Country]’s Got Talent” shows do it like that or if this is genuinely the first time the judges see them.

      Not only that, but there are seriously only specific spots where you can sneak a breath in, and if you don’t, you’re kinda screwed! haha.


  2. ReGi McClain says:

    Mmm… rhubarb. Now I have to make some pie. šŸ™‚

    I think the song choice had a lot to do with Colabro’s success. Personally, I wouldn’t have been terribly impressed with many other choices. (Boy band really aren’t my thing.)

    The musical lip sync is funny. Newsies is our write club’s fearless leader’s favorite musical ever. As far as I know, she’s in New York to see it on Broadway. I haven’t seen it in a loooong time, but I’m being she’d be happy to refresh my memory when she gets back. šŸ™‚


    • Emily Witt says:

      Mmm, piiiiiiie. Some people go on about cake, but I honestly think I would choose pie every time, given the choice. Unless it was cheesecake. Then I would be torn.

      Yeah, typical boy bands aren’t my thing, either. I would probably listen to many more groups if they sang things like this.

      I’m really hoping it remains popular enough that it will still be running whenever I get back to NYC again, which is probably at least five years into the future. I did try watching the movie the other night, but it’s really obvious it was developed as a regular drama and then they decided to make it a musical and shoe-horned some songs in (at least to me, but I had been warned that it was like that, so possibly I was biased from the start).


      • ReGi McClain says:

        I seem to remember it being okay, but then I’ve never really liked watching the stage version of a play on a television. It just feels so… well, I just like it better when they actually re-work it for film. If I wanna squint at tiny actors on a stage and struggle to make out what they’re saying, I will do it from a theatre seat, thank you, and choose the elements I’d like to focus on rather than relying on the camera man. (Ballet is the same way. Please don’t zoom in on the dancer’s face.)

        I can go for pie or cake. Or brownies. Or ice cream. Or custard. Aw, phooey, just hand it all over and pass the hot fudge sauce, please. šŸ˜‰


  3. chloeleighcorin says:

    Yeah, I saw this performance not too long ago. But it’s always fun seeing the reaction of the crowd and judges. Sometimes that’s more exciting than the act–these guys are really good, though. šŸ™‚


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