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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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# 2

her voice doesn’t fit the song. =/

# 3

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

# 4
Sarah May @ 08/15/2009 at 2:05 am

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

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

# 6

pretty girl…horrible voice.

she’ll never make it anywhere near broadway.

# 7

She sounds really flat and horrible.

# 8
Jessica Cook @ 08/15/2009 at 2:20 am

her voice is amazing is there anything taylor cant sing well

# 9

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.

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

She sounds really bad.

wow, this hurt my ears! so off key

urgh. off key much? sounds not so good

melissa asherman @ 08/15/2009 at 4:27 am

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

she sounds painful !!!!

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

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…

That was awful, why butcher such a great song?

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

jeff Muisal @ 08/15/2009 at 9:26 am

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

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.

No sweetie @ 08/15/2009 at 10:21 am

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

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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