Hot Clip of the Day: Ready To Be Remixed! Kennedy Caughell's Flawless Vocals Soar on Pasek & Paul Dance Remix
Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.
"Ready To Be Loved" from Edges : A Song Cycle (Kennedy Caughell)
Ulterior Motives: This performance has stolen our heart! If you have not experienced this video yet, today is the day. Jimmy Larkin, the fellow who has provided musical theatre choice after choice on his hilarious Instagram account @letshearitforthechoice has bestowed us with a hot remix of this Pasek and Paul tune sung by Kennedy Caughell of Broadway's Beautiful, ...Great Comet as well as the National Tours of Wicked (can you even!?) and Beautiful. Kennedy, an Elon grad, performed this tune for a benefit in 2011 and we aren't sure what is more standing ovation worthy, the absolutely flawless vocal or the audience in complete amazement and not afraid to be vocal about it. Jimmy asked his music producer bff Devin Lewis to bring the song to its obvious next journey - dance remix. It is everything and a music video will be released very soon choreographed by Hamilton National Tour's Phil Colgan featuring dancers including Aaron Albano, Stephanie Bissonnette, Izzy McCalla, MiMi Scardulla and Ryan Steele. If you are a fan of Jimmy's insta you'll also recognize Kaitlyn Louise Smith the amazing triple pirouetting Tracy. Let's look back at the video that started it all.
Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: Yes the vocals are pristine but Kennedy's acting in the song's quieter moments! Viewers get a preview of the fireworks show about to happen at 2:31 - 2:35 along with the immediate audience reaction following the riff. We can't get over the open, fully supported "enough" at 2:50 - 2:51. We don't think the word "prepared" has been sung more extraordinarily than it does at 3:04 - 3:07. The audience is totally with her. Our ultimate moment goes without saying but we'll put it in writing for those of you playing the home game, 3:22 through to the finger point with the riff at 3:32. Kennedy is a star.