It's been two weeks since the first showing day of the movie Les Miserables here in the Philippines. Like a true-blue fan of the Les Miserables musical, of course, I watched it. I have been anticipating its run here from the time its promotional trailer was released on YouTube about more than 9 months ago. Were my expectations met? That would be a whole different post. Watching the movie naturally wasn't enough. I'd like to know what others especially netizens think of the movie as well. While scouring YouTube for reactions to the Les Miserables movie, I came across Lea Salonga's "sold-out-open-to-the-public-dress-rehearsal" rendition of the beautiful Scott Alan original song, "Look (A Rainbow)". Needless to say, I WAS MESMERIZED, and have totally forgotten about Les Miserables. Well, who wouldn't?
Roughly 5 months ago, August 14 of 2012, I featured "Look (A Rainbow) by Lea Salonga". The message of the song is clear and simple - HOPE! The rendition was flawless. Hearing Lea Salonga's voice calms my soul - it's an elixir that rejuvenates the weary body! Seeing Lea Salonga perform this wonderful song live no less is a rare gift. A rare gift indeed from a rare bird.
Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, composers of the world renowned musicals Miss Saigon and Les Miserables said in an interview that in their worldwide search, they knew they might never find that "rare bird" who will star in their mega musical Miss Saigon. But they did find the glorious "rare bird"! They did find the "RARE BIRD" that is LEA SALONGA. (More of that when I post Lea Salonga's video in the documentary, The Song That Changed My Life.)
(This sold out open-to-the-public dress rehearsal happened last 30 April 2012 at Birdland. The video was uploaded by Scott Alan himself in his channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/scottalannet?feature=watch.)
Here, enjoy Scott Alan and Lea Salonga with Look (A Rainbow):