Hot Clip of the Day: Samantha O'Donnell's A++ BKLYN "Once Upon A Time"

Last updated August 7th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: Samantha O'Donnell's A++ BKLYN "Once U…

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.

"Once Upon A Time" from BKLYN The Musical (Samantha O'Donnell)

Ulterior Motives: While researching videos for Karen Olivo's birthday, we got to searching for BKLYN and this jaw-dropping cover fell into our path. Friends. Samantha O'Donnell sang the BKLYN's signature tune at Broadway Sessions and we are still rewatching this video on loop as we write this story. Samantha! Are you kidding with this performance!? So great! Her vocal placement! The commitment! The vibrato! All we know is that she played Savannah in Slow Burn Theatre Company's production of Disney's Freaky Friday at The Broward Center in Florida. On her YouTube channel, there's a cover of "Get Out and Stay Out" from 9 to 5 The Musical that you also do not want to miss. Her Instagram is full of amazing musical theatre covers like "Apex Predator," "Into The Unknown," "No Good Deed" and "My Man."

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: The song "Once Upon A Time" is literally one of the Mount Everests of showtunes as made famous by the outstanding Eden Espinosa. In this clip, Samantha puts her own unique spin on the song and it's incredible! Our ultimate moment, though the end of the song is as extraordinary as you'd hope), is 1:31 - 1:45 where her voice launches into this awesome belt. 2:08 - 2:17 is out of this world. 2:30 - 2:40 shows us how she has not dropped the acting for one second of the song. Buckle up for 2:50 to the end because it is some first class musical theatre belting. We couldn't pick only one moment!