Has there ever been a song from Phantom sung by someone that has just made you burst out into tears? Sorry if it's a bit personal!!
It’s not personal, but it’s hard for to answer since I don’t, usually, feel many strong emotions around Phantom anymore. (This is what happens when you listen to too many performers and spend your free time analyzing them - you get jaded. Try crying when you’re thinking, “Well, her interpretation sounds rather like Harriet Jones, but her emphasis on this line is very much like Leila Benn Harris or Tabitha Webb…”)
I know there were several women, like Elisabeth Berg, Kristin Holck, and Mia Karlsson, whose rendition of ‘Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again’ I found (and still find) to be quite moving. Some Phantoms, like Michael Crawford, Dave Willetts, and Earl Carpenter, are also so vulnerable and emotional that it makes even my shriveled, analytical heart ache. (But just a bit.) But probably the most crying I ever did over the show was in my early days, when I was just a fan of the 2004 film and was still focused on the tragic story rather than the performers.