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Megan Hilty's (Ivy) Don't Forget Me

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Megan Hilty's (Ivy) Don't Forget Me

#1
Posted: 4/24/13 at 6:22pm
Ok, I hate to be THAT guy that starts new topics when they could belong in another. But this was a great performance and except for the somewhat cheesy montage of Derek, Karen etc. at least it shows why SMASH is still watchable.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdaHRaUaJlo





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Updated On: 9/10/13 at 06:22 PM
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#2
Posted: 4/24/13 at 6:34pm
I love this song and her performance.
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#2
Posted: 4/24/13 at 6:46pm
Glorious voice, I love how she captures Marilyn without becoming a caricature. Simply stunning!
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 6:52pm
She IS Marilyn. So glad she ended up playing the role.
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 7:11pm
Love her, loved the performance, but I think the lyrics are inane.
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#5
Posted: 4/24/13 at 7:19pm
After this episode aired I went to Target the next day and bough the Bombshell cast recording. Out of all the 22 songs on the album this has been the song that has been on repeat. I LOVE it.

Let us also acknowledge the brilliant Marc Shaiman who's wonderful song got to me to buy a CD for the first time in 4 years.

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Updated On: 4/24/13 at 07:19 PM
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Megan Hilty's (Ivy)

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Posted: 4/24/13 at 7:19pm
Although I'm extremely grateful for the Bombshell "cast album", I wish it was Megan singing all of the songs. lol. :)
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 7:22pm
The lyrics are a disaster, but here's the difference of having a master of her craft interpret a song and having some girl sing it. McPhee accentuated all the bad parts of the song, turning it into a pretty cliched finale with no excitement. Hilty turns the song into a moment, the staging is wonderful too, one of the few moments of magic in the show. Watching this I genuinely believed that both Ivy *and* Hilty became stars at that moment.
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 10:37pm
I said this before, but when the people appear behind her, that was true magic and just the ease on Hity's face is just so breathtaking and captivating.
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 10:48pm
She is stunning in every way. Talented beyond words. Can't wait to see what's next for her!
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 10:51pm
Ray you do realize it was two different arrangements for the song and that the women were directed to perform it the way they did and the Hilty versiom is the upbeat ending the show needed, right?
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:23pm
I still get chills every time I watch Megan's performance. She totally sells it and I get all choked up toward the end!

This certainly won't be to everyone's liking, but I was so moved by the song and Megan's vocal, that I couldn't resist. I therefore present it for (hopefully) your enjoyment...

Megan>https://soundcloud.com/joeldickinsonremix/megan-hilty-dont-forget-me">Megan Hilty - Don't Forget Me (DANCE REMIX)
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:24pm
I don't understand how links work on here apparently... LOL! Sorry!

https://soundcloud.com/joeldickinsonremix/megan-hilty-dont-forget-me
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:32pm
^ That's really cool!
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:43pm
>> "Love her, loved the performance, but I think the lyrics are inane."

I feel exactly the same way! I cringe most at the line, "...or see diamonds you wish were all free". >eek<

But she sure sang the heck out of that song. Really nice staccato (not overdone) on "Don't for-get me".

I also loved her parts in "That's Life".
Updated On: 4/24/13 at 11:43 PM
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:44pm
Hilty simply makes McPhee look like an amateur on Smash. I hope see finds more success after Smash.
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Posted: 4/24/13 at 11:52pm
THAT remix was awesome!
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 12:17am
But she sure sang the heck out of that song. Really nice staccato (not overdone) on "Don't for-get me".

It's her vibrato on "me". As Seth Rudetsky would say, she's spinning the note. It's a different (and, to me, much better) interpretation than McPhee's straight tone, which I thought made the staccato "-get me" sound like clumsy song writing.

There's a ton of other insane vocal tricks she pulls off here too, like starting with Marilyn's babydoll whisper and making it musical, harnessing vocal power without pushing volume ("paid fifty cents for my soul" is a good example), navigating her mix seamlessly, and ending with a crazy belt.

Her acting performance was just as good, and she played well off of the staging...though I do wish she had stronger arms on the button--they sort of flop a little, and it turns the moment into a period when she's really earned an exclamation mark. And the less said about her figure in that gown, the better, or else I run the risk of coming off like a Zoot Suit wolf in a 1940s Warner Brother's cartoon.
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 12:32am
>> "It's her vibrato on "me". As Seth Rudetsky would say, she's spinning the note. It's a different (and, to me, much better) interpretation than McPhee's straight tone, which I thought made the staccato "-get me" sound like clumsy song writing.

There's a ton of other insane vocal tricks she pulls off here too, like starting with Marilyn's babydoll whisper and making it musical, harnessing vocal power without pushing volume ("paid fifty cents for my soul" is a good example), navigating her mix seamlessly, and ending with a crazy belt.
"

Yup... all that and a bag o' chips. Technically, I don't believe she's applying staccato to those notes (I think I was wrong to write that). I think she's just singing them as eighth notes, and executing them perfectly. :)

...and DANG IT... I cannot stop playing that dance mix, now! Megan Hilty's (Ivy)

Updated On: 4/25/13 at 12:32 AM
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Megan Hilty's (Ivy)

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Posted: 4/25/13 at 12:33am
I HATE dance remixes but that one is nice!
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 12:36am
>> "I HATE dance remixes but that one is nice!"

It's so perfectly "old school" (break out the poppers, platforms, and the mirror ball!!!)

I wish it were better quality audio, though... Megan Hilty's (Ivy)
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 9:44am
It's so perfectly "old school" (break out the poppers, platforms, and the mirror ball!!!)

I wish it were better quality audio, though...


Thanks! Glad you got the vibe I was going for! I miss those good ol' campy dance mixes and this seemed like a good fit for that style. I wish they had done at least one of the Defying Gravity mixes in a similar fashion. Oh well...

As for the audio, yes, it's far from perfect. It's VERY complicated to work with a full track as opposed to an isolated acapella - and in this case, not even a proper audio of the original version (I had to take someone's TV rip from YouTube!). Anybody here connected to SMASH who could procure a clean acappella for me? I'd gladly re-do the mix with that! O:)

And why, oh, why has Hilty's version not been released on iTunes or anything yet??? What a missed opportunity. Or perhaps this is purposeful to push folks to the McPhee version...
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 10:43am
Greens, check out Marc Shaimans Facebook, he posted a free downloaded of Megans version for the fans.
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 11:00am
You can get it off itunes.
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Posted: 4/25/13 at 11:13am
Love Megan rendition of DONT FORGET ME Love Katherine rendition also....I dont really think one is better than the other...different but both great... Megan is a broadway star I love her but I think (my oponion only) that when she sings BWAY type songs she is amazing but when they have her sing poppish songs she sounds like a BWAY star singing pop... I thik Katherine sings pop really good and can also sing BWAY ...people say all this negative stuff about her because they love Megan....they both are really good singers ..and when they sing together it is spectacular...which was needed more on this show....the true chemistry on this show was when they played off each other-good -bad and singing....love them