These Videos From the 1997 ‘Cinderella’ Starring Whitney Houston and Brandy Will Make You Nostalgic

by Jeremy Spirogis
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The 1997 model of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella remains to be among the best iterations of that musical. Possibly even that story. The idea of Cinderella, the place a lady in a horrible household scenario catches the attention of a prince after which has to fade, has been executed so many occasions. But nonetheless, nobody has executed it fairly just like the one starring Brandy and Whitney Houston. The casting was superbly numerous and the expertise helped the songs soar off of the display screen. Not to say, the mix of all various kinds of voices — not simply straight Broadway or pop — added further flare too. Since the film isn’t streamable for now, listed here are six movies you could find on YouTube that may fill you with nostalgia. 

Brandy performing on 'THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO' on May 13, 1999.
Brandy acting on ‘THE TONIGHT SHOW WITH JAY LENO’ on May 13, 1999 | Unknown/NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal through Getty Images through Getty Images

1. “10 Minutes Ago”

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“10 Minutes Ago” is performed a few occasions, first when Cinderella and the Prince meet after which when she reveals up on the ball. It’s a candy tune about love at first sight. Prince Christophers’ voice is so buttery, which in fact meshes rather well with Cinderella’s. She has the long-lasting powder blue ballgown, and as a child it actually made Brandy seem like the proper princess. Also, was the colour palette of this scene all the time so soothing? Maybe that’s simply the nostalgia speaking. 

2. “Falling in Love with Love”

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Bernadette Peters within the position of the Evil Stepmother was pure genius. She’s not the standard imply hag or uptight evil girl. Instead, she’s a glamorous, snarky Stepmother. And this tune is among the finest within the film. While it wasn’t as cynical as a child, now you fully get the message she’s telling her daughters. Love is for fools. Maybe she was onto one thing? Regardless, she slayed her ballroom look. 

3. “Impossible”/”It’s Possible”

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There most likely isn’t a tune on this entire film as iconic as this rendition of “Impossible”/”It’s Possible.” Cinderella isn’t an excessively pessimistic individual, regardless of her scenario. However, a fairy godmother providing to ship her to a ball in a magic robe and carriage? Impossible at first. But “It’s Possible” reveals her change of coronary heart. This model of the tune infuses it with Houston’s and Brandy’s extra fashionable voices and truthfully makes it the very best one on the market. 

4. “Stepsisters Lament”

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While the Stepmother is nice, the 2 stepsisters on this are additionally extremely entertaining. Whereas they’re imply or malicious in different variations of the story, these two are simply zany. Sure, they’re a bit mean-spirited, however this tune completely reveals off their foolish nature. They imply no hurt, though they like to speak an enormous sport.

5. “Do I Love You Because You’re Beautiful?”

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It can’t be stated sufficient how good Paolo Montalbán and Brandy’s chemistry was on this film. Even revisiting the musical many years later and this tune nonetheless makes your coronary heart soar. This is when the Prince and Cinderella actually step again and surprise if it’s all too good to be true. Lucky for them, it’s the actual deal. 

6. “In My Own Little Corner”

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It’s all the time astounding simply how a lot abuse Cinderella takes from her “family.” While different variations of the story contact on it, “In My Own Little Corner” is lastly a second for Cinderella to get away. It reveals how she escapes her horrible scenario and the way she longs to take action in actual life. It’s bittersweet; it reveals her enjoyable creativeness however highlights how sad she really is. And, once more, Brandy knocked this out of the park. Maybe we’ll get this on a streaming platform someday. Disney+ anybody?

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