I have to say the best version I have ever heard of this song, by anyone older or younger, has to be Andrea McArdle's version in the Broadway Plans Washington video on this website. It's even better than Andrea's original childhood rendition. Her voice is so amazing in that video, so strong and clear and ridiculously powerful and she just looks and sounds so classy and mature. The energy in that room seems to be "ok, THIS is how it's done". I got the sense that even the other Annie's behind the piano felt that way too. Of course I could be projecting, since it's just my own opinion. And Andrea is forgiven for the poofy pink glinda the good witch sleeves on her dress.
What's your favorite version?
Posted on Nov 20, 2008, 4:39 PM from IP address 188.8.131.52