Watch Disney's Villains Perform Their Version Of Chicago's Cell Block Tango
Ready to have your Halloween costume put to shame? American Idol finalist turned Youtube sensation Todrick Hall gathered together a star studded cast and crew that includes fellow Idol alums Pia Toscano and Adam Lambert, as well as Broadway star Shoshana Bean, Make it or Break It's Cassie Scerbo, Glee's Amber Riley, So You Think You Can Dance's Blake McGrath, and pop singer Kimberly Cole to reimagine "Cell Block Tango" from the hit Broadway show Chicago as performed by Disney villains. It's devilish, delicious and tipped by The Mary Sue.
The original song was sung by six alleged murderesses on Death Row in Crookem County Jail awaiting trial. In the darkly funny tune, each one lays out why she was the real victim, not the wretched man she murdered. In the above clip, Hall blends Disney's iconic baddies with fan fiction and some on-point cosplay to weave demented new stories about The Little Mermaid's Ursula, 101 Dalmatians' Cruella De Vil, Snow White's Evil Queen, The Lion King's Scar, and more.
In case you're not familiar with the original song, dare to compare with this clip from the movie musical adaptation of Chicago.
Forget the stories you think you knew from multiple watching of animated classics or their modern re-interpretations on Once Upon a Time. Instead, imagine a world where Captain Hook (Lambert) runs the local jail. There Cruella (Bean) confesses to killing her inept minions for their fashion flaws. The envious Evil Queen (Scerbo) had a hot but ill-fated fling with Doc of the Seven Dwarves. ("Some guys just can't hold their apple juice.") Ursula (Riley) is forced to defend herself against a jealous Prince Eric (McGrath). The Queen of Heats' (Cole) plea of innocence is lost in translation. Scar's (Hall) brother act with Mufasa comes to a brutal end after a wild night out with the hyenas, and Maleficent's (Toscano) hatred for fairies Flora, Fauna and Merryweather is at long last explained. Hey, if you'd have been there, if you'd have seen it, you would have done the same. Right?
This isn't Hall's first dip into Disney re-imagining. He also has a webseries called Once Upon a Crime, which is essentially Judge Judy meets Disney princesses.
And then of course, there's Cinderonce, which he explains tells "the classic story of Cinderella... as told through Beyonce songs." It also features Shangela from RuPaul's Drag Race and scantily clad men as horses, because why halleloo not?
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