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Eden Espinosa Picks Favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein Songs

Eden Espinosa Picks Favorite Rodgers & Hammerstein SongsPopular Broadway and West End headliner Eden Espinosa shares her personal favorite songs from the cherished catalogue of hits by Rodgers & Hammerstein in promotion of her upcoming UK concert dates and appearances this month.

Citing "Edelweiss" from THE SOUND OF MUSIC, "Hello, Young Lovers" from THE KING & I and "Love Look Away" from FLOWER DRUM SONG as her top picks, Espinosa also shares what the specific songs mean to her.

Also, Espinosa illuminates the emotional response the songs can conjure in her, as well, relating of "Love Look Away", "I wasn't ever really familiar with Flower Drum Song until some of my friends were cast in the revival on Broadway with Lea Salonga. I remember being invited to the last run-through before they moved into the theatre, and hearing Lea sing this gorgeous song, alone in the middle of a room, with no mic and just piano. I had tears streaming down my face."

Additionally, Espinosa provides some erudite analysis of a few of her carefully chosen selections, as well, offering of the CINDERELLA romantic staple "Do I Love You Because You Are Beautiful?", "People say that love is blind. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I love that this song touches on the question: are you really as wonderful or beautiful as I think you are? Or is it because I love you that I see you differently than other people would? It's very human and real."

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