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Stephanie Beatriz performed hit song from 'Encanto' and it was pure magic

The entire voice cast reunited to deliver an epic live concert.

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Stephanie Beatriz singing "The Family Madrigal."

Disney’s “Encanto” brought us a magical house, an iconic family and some serious bops. The only thing that could possibly make it more enchanting would be to see it all in real life.

Well, “Encanto” fans, your dream has come true. And it’s a gift worthy of the Madrigal family.

Back in November 2022, the original voice cast reunited to perform a live concert performance of “Encanto” at the Hollywood Bowl in California, complete with a full orchestra and 50-person ensemble as the film played on giant screens.

For those of us who weren't able to attend this epic concert, luckily the internet provides. A video posted to YouTube shows Stephanie Beatriz singing the movie’s hit song “The Family Madrigal,” where her character Mirabel introduces us to her family and their special powers—all except hers, of course.

Before “Encanto,” Beatriz was mostly known for her ultra-cool deadpan cop Rosa Diaz in “Brooklyn Nine-Nine.” So to say that people were floored that she could sing, dance and do it all with a huge smile on her face would be an understatement.

“This woman is not just singing is PERFORMING!! It's like you see the animation through her!” one person wrote.

“Stephanie Beatriz is awesome. She's a chameleon as an actress, able to switch between utter deadpan and completely unfiltered excitement at the drop of a hat, she's got incredible comedic timing, she can dance, and she has an incredible voice and vocal range,” commented another.

Perhaps the only thing more compelling than Beatriz's performance in the video is the amount of little kids seen in the audience completely enthralled. “Encanto” has been widely praised for helping BIPOC children feel represented on screen.

One person shared, “This makes me emotional, the little kids in the audience are so happy.”

Watch the epic performance below:


To see the entire show, a filmed version of the live performance is available on Disney+. That’s right—a film of the live performance … of the film. How meta.

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Pink and Kelly Clarkson teamed up for a sweet acoustic version of "What About Us?"

Pink and Kelly Clarkson are both known for having powerhouse voices that can belt at incredible ranges but also soften for a sweet ballad. Put the two of them together, and…well, dang.

On Feb 6, Clarkson featured Pink on her daytime talk show, in which she often sings with musical guests. The two superstars sang several acoustic duets with pitch-perfect harmonies, prompting fans of both artists to clamor for a collaborative album.

One song they sang together was Pink's "What About Us?" Pink previously described the song to The Sun in 2017: "The world in general is a really scary place full of beautiful people. Humans are resilient and there's a lot of wonderful—like I said in the song—'billions of beautiful hearts' and there are bad eggs in every group. And they make it really hard for the rest of us."

In the intro to their duet, Clarkson asked Pink about the impetus behind her writing the song.

"We're not listening to each other right now. And it's so loud, and so gross, and so angry and people are being forgotten," Pink shared. "People are being counted out and their rights are being trampled on just because a group of people doesn't believe in them."

"Like, I don't understand how so many people in this world are discounted because one group of people decided they don't like that," she continued. "And I won't—I won't have it. One of the most beautiful things that my dad taught me was that my voice matters and I can make a difference, and I will."

The lyrics of the song seem to address the political leaders and decision-makers who hold people's lives in their hands as they pull the levers of power. It's a beautiful song with an important message wrapped up in gorgeous two-part harmony.

Enjoy:

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