There’s A Place For Taylor Swift, But It’s Probably Not In Musical Theater

Aug 17th, 2009 // 1 Comment

I really do enjoy Taylor Swift. “You Belong With Me” is a lovely little pop song; the lyrics on “Fifteen” crystallize adolescent heartbreak in a potent yet understated way. But oh, her voice is so not made for the rigors of The Big Number In The Musical, as evidenced by this latest West Side Story-themed ad for the rapidly approaching Video Music Awards. Her voice… it’s just… well, let’s just say that she probably should stick with the more delicate songs out there; going for the big brassy ones results in everything coming apart, like a particularly weak store-brand aluminum foil. Clip after the jump.

Taylor Swift – VMA Side Story [YouTube]

  1. Agreed.

    “Something’s Coming” would have been a better choice in many ways.

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