Maybe This TimeAudra McDonald
Audra McDonald singing Maybe This Time. Her phrasing in the last verse, particularly the last two lines, can be used in a masterclass. I last heard this song sung by Liza Minnelli methinks,
and before that Patti Lupone. Minnelli plays it wistful with raspy age, Lupone does hers rich in bitterness. Mcdonald appears to have gone for hysterical desperation.
Edit: … and so, it appears that my brain played a trick on me. Lupone probably didn’t sing this, but I can’t rem who did, for there to be an angry bitter version in my memory. I’d have said Ruthie Henshall, but I haven’t seen her live since… erm…. since….