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Taylor Swift - 'Tonight' West Side Story VMA Promo

Taylor Swift - 'Tonight' West Side Story VMA Promo

Taylor Swift sings the classic song “Tonight” in a West Side Story inspired promo for the 2009 MTV VMAs.

“My version of ‘Tonight’ was pretty theatrical, because I listened to the song and I heard the song and I’m just like, ‘There’s no way to do this and not play it up,’ ” the 19-year-old country cutie said. “When we were in the studio recording, it I just kind of went all out — all show tunes. I am obsessed with Broadway, so I was pretty excited about getting to sing this song.”

True story: I clutched my chest towards the beginning of the video because I was so touched. A few seconds later, Taylor also clutched her chest. OMG.


Taylor Swift – “Tonight” VMA Promo
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47 Responses to “Taylor Swift - 'Tonight' West Side Story VMA Promo”

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  1. 1
    anonmus Says:


  2. 2
    anonmus Says:

    her voice doesn’t fit the song. =/

  3. 3
    Alice Says:

    I don’t think her singing was that great in this, it needs a more powerful voice than Taylor’s.

  4. 4
    Sarah May Says:

    It’s not really her thing though. Weird. Doesn’t she and the girl from Paramore have the same voice coach? I think the other girl has a little more power in her voice. Hmm.

  5. 5
    mface Says:

    I love Taylor, but her voice just isn’t for the musical theatre genre at all… especially West Side Story.

  6. 6
    sara Says:

    pretty girl…horrible voice.

    she’ll never make it anywhere near broadway.

  7. 7
    Maura Says:

    She sounds really flat and horrible.

  8. 8
    Jessica Cook Says:

    her voice is amazing is there anything taylor cant sing well

  9. 9
    ....... Says:

    What a way to ruin West Side Story. Her voice is dreadful. Just no range at all. Taylor Swift should just stick to writing her teenage girl lyrics that everyone so loves.

    @Jessica Cook:

    …yeah, this song.

  10. 10
    heather Says:

    i don’t think she has a good voice at all……..and especially in this.

  11. 11
    nelson Says:

    She sounds really bad.

  12. 12
    ameliedj Says:

    wow, this hurt my ears! so off key

  13. 13
    anna Says:

    urgh. off key much? sounds not so good

  14. 14
    pixy Says:


  15. 15
    melissa asherman Says:

    I thought she sounded pretty good! Hard song to sing either way

  16. 16
    Lvnyo Says:

    she sounds painful !!!!

  17. 17
    SF Says:

    Did she just butcher the song?? She should just sing it her way.

  18. 18
    allison Says:

    that was better than i expected…but still pretty bad. her talent lies in writing songs, but she really lacks range and depth in her voice. she is an extremely mediocre singer and should leave the classics alone. she’s beautiful though and seems very genuine. just a very average singer…

  19. 19
    nani Says:

    horrible !!

  20. 20
    Anna Says:

    That was awful, why butcher such a great song?

  21. 21
    zoey Says:

    Not a fan. Heard her voice wasn’t all that and this proved it. Dreadful, really.

  22. 22
    jeff Muisal Says:

    considering that “Tonight” was a MALE vocal, and not female. can she compare to Natalie Wood, who did the original?

  23. 23
    KateWalshRocks Says:

    I’ve new love for Taylor since she tweeted about Kate Walsh sending her a journal and how she loved her. They must be friends which is awesome.

  24. 24
    No sweetie Says:

    Taylor is adorable and I love her – but a voice for Broadway musicals? Uh, no – just no.

  25. 25
    anonymous Says:

    So what the…………………..sorry still not feeling the Tonight song……………..who does she think she is? She is getting to be like that one male arrogant musician who thinks he is up there making his opinions known in his twitters like he is the best. She maybe having a sellout concert but her songs are for the high school people just like that male musician, even her lyrics are the same way. Love Story was ok (even heard a better version of it, sang by a foreigner, real cute) but so far, not seeing what everyone is raving about. Somehow, I think it is because she is tall and a blondie, a prerequisite in Hollywood to be embraced. Sorry, no one among the young “musicians” have the qualities of the greats as Barbra Streisand, Celine Dion, Whitney Houston, Roberta Flack…… one. Not to put them down but we have to be realistic. Maybe, critics should be realistic and it would be an incentive for them to kick it up a notch.

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