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The Definitive “Home” From The Wiz YouTube Countdown

Last updated March 30th, 2015 by Josh Ferri
The Definitive “Home” From The Wiz YouTube Countdown

Rejoice! The under-produced musical The Wiz is having her grand return and we can’t help but breaking out a little "Brand New Day" dance. (No but seriously, I had to sit down…it was all too much.)

The Wiz- Brand New Day GIF

The seven-time Tony-Award winning Best Musical by Charlie Smalls and William F. Brown will air live on NBC on December 3, 2015. Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron (Smash, Chicago, the Oscars, Hairspray) team up with Cirque du Soleil to bring you the TV event and a Broadway revival in the 2016 season—both to be directed by Tony winner Kenny Leon.

Ted Ross- The Wiz- Broadway

So in celebration of this exciting news, we are breaking out so many “Home” videos, you’ll feel like your mind spun around in space. Here’s our ranking of YouTube’s best 20 “Home” performances.

20. Beyonce

Baby Beyonce.

19. DeQuina Moore

The gown and the hair are almost as good as the song.

18. Sean Green Jr.

Props to Mr. Sean Green Jr. Keeping it low, keeping it emotional, not trying to oversell it.

17. Amber Riley

16. Telly Leung

Crystal clear and beautiful with just enough flair.

15. Melinda Doolittle

14. N'Kenge

Slayed it!

13. Nikki Renée Daniels

:::Slow clap:::

12. Kayla Morton

This is a teenager singing in her high school musical...just sit with that for a hot minute.

11. Diana Ross, The Wiz movie

The tears are a nice touch, and God save the Queen, but the vocals aren’t the same as some of the other ladies and gents down the list.

10. Keala Settle

Ms. Settle takes her time with it, and that’s more than ok. Even the lyric flub was fine.

9. Tituss Burgess

'Cause Tituss is strong as hell.

8. Ashanti

7. Frenchie Davis

Oh she went there. Frenchie gives you “Home” acapella. #Respect

6. Jazmine Sullivan

She was 11 in 1999 when this video was made. I’ve never seen an 11-year-old do this in my life. I would still be on the floor, 16 years later.

5. Jennifer Hudson

According to the video description, this is the first time The Color Purple star ever sang this so…if so, give her another Oscar.

4. Clay Aiken

Vocals and soul—Get it, Clay!

3. Heather Headley

Just when you thought it’d never be better than Bodyguard or “Gods Love Nubia,” the Tony winner gives you “Home.”

2. Stephanie Mills

There can only be one. Hearing it in Mills’ voice feels… like home.

1. Whitney Houston

Mid-office standing ovation.