Popular is one of my favorite songs on the Wicked Original Broadway Cast Soundtrack, but this version is like no other variation. It’s still Galinda at her Kristin Chenoweth bubbly best, but with a multilingual twist including German, Japanese, Chinese, and Italian that sounds a bit operatic. In the accompanying article Chenoweth goes into some background on this surprising rendition of such a familiar song. It’s obvious that hiring a linguist to help her paid off. To a layman’s ear her different language sections are perfection. Kudos Kristin Chenoweth, on a bold and cool visit back to dear old Shiz.

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