James Holmes

Showtunes Sing-Off: 'Don't Cry For Me Argentina'

Filed By James Holmes | May 24, 2012 12:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment
Tags: Donna Summer, Elaine Paige, Evita, Madonna, Patti LuPone, Sarah Brightman, Showtunes, Sing-off

Evita-Poster.jpgThis sing-off is inspired by my walk home with my partner, David, Saturday night after a bit too much fun after my shift at the 9:30 Club. A gay dance party followed at a bar nearby, and it seemed to put us in a showtunes mood.

We sang "Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from David's favorite musical Evita from beginning to end - so if you were in the U Street area of DC around 2:30AM Sunday morning and heard two gays screeching, that was us. There may be video on my phone, but I have yet to be brave enough to watch it - so no premier today.

Instead, I bring you some of the greatest versions of the song. Between Elaine Paige and Patti LuPone there are enough versions online to include videos of them alone - and I considered it. But instead I am going to give some of the other divas a chance.

As usual, let me know who you think did it best, and if I left someone off that deserves a chance, send me the link and I'll through them up.

I can't choose between Paige and LuPone, but I am sure there are plenty of Madonna fans out there as well. Check them out after the jump. Let the sing-off begin.

And as a side note, I have always dreamed of seeing Hillary Clinton sing this song off a balcony of her choosing - just a thought.

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