[VIDEO] Nicole Scherzinger x ‘Don’t Cry For Me Argentina’ x ‘Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years’ UK Special

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Nicole Scherzinger may have had a rough solo ride in the music industry, but no one can (and better not ever) deny her vocals. The former Pussycat Doll front-woman has released lukewarm single after lukewarm single, but hasn’t stopped her from continuing to release even more…lukewarm singles. After a few unsuccessful attempts at mainstream success, you’d think an artist (and their label) would be ready to give up. But Scherzinger’s come a long way to get her voice heard around the world and mainstream success hasn’t stopped her from other venues. As a part of the Andrew Lloyd Webber UK tribute show to his forty years of creating movie soundtrack themes, Nicole takes on possibly the biggest song he’s ever composed – “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” from ‘Evita’. Nicole’s been known for giving a dramatic and overshadowing vocal – no matter who’s in the background – but her most recent live showing is simply on another level. Here, she takes an already difficult song and sings it as if she’s reading Dr. Seuss. The level of control and conviction in Nicole’s vocals are attributes that I’ve noticed very early in her career with hopes of the mainstreamers eventually catching on. Nicole’s rendition of “Argentina” garnered a standing ovation from the Brit audience and has begun to receive traction as a #vocaltowatchoutfor. She may not have been successful otherwise, but as long as she keeps her chops (and her undeniable beauty), she’ll always be a favorite of mine. Watch Nicole Scherzinger’s rendition of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” below.

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