Jackie Evancho channels Elphaba’s somber in ‘I’m Not That Girl’

Musical theater fans rejoice because Jackie Evancho is back with another take on a Broadway staple. On Friday (Sept. 20), the songstress unleashed her version of “I’m Not That Girl” from the Broadway hit Wicked.

Originally sung by Idina Menzel (or Kristin Chenoweth if you’re listening to the reprise), the song keeps the somewhat somber feeling though the clip in a sense. Instead of watching our protagonist deal with her feelings of not being enough for a man, the video concentrates on a group of women who don’t feel like they are enough in general.

In a similar sense, the black-and-white footage reflects how these powerful women don’t feel like they’re enough for the world around them, but when they do make the realization that they are enough, splashes of color start to appear around them.

“In the video, I wanted to stand strong together with other strong independent women who show no signs of conforming to today’s society, embracing their uniqueness, and marching to the tone of their own beats,” Evancho said in a press statement about the inspiration behind the music video.

Watch the music video for “I’m Not That Girl” above.

“I’m Not That Girl” is featured on Evancho’s recently released Broadway-inspired album, The Debut.

The Debut features some newer Broadway classics like “Requiem” from Dear Evan Hansen, “Once Upon A December” from the recently closed Anastasia, and “Burn” from Hamilton (which Evancho released the music video for in April) as well as classics like “Somewhere” from West Side Story, “Whispering” from Spring Awakening, and “Another Day (No Day But Today)” from Rent.

For those not familiar with Wicked, the show tells the story of Elphaba (aka the Wicked Witch of the West) and Galinda (later changed to Glinda) when they were frenemies at Shiz University. They eventually become best friends (after Glinda realizes she’s a snotty brat) but like with most stories, things take a turn for the bad which inadvertently results in the story we all know from “The Wizard of Oz.”

The production was based on the 1995 novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West.

Jackie Evancho channels Eliza Schuyler’s heartbreak in ‘Hamilton’ cover

Jackie Evancho won the hearts of music lovers when she was just ten years old and has managed to make the graceful jump from cute “child prodigy” to a full-fledged talented adult vocalist. With her new studio album just a few hours away from being released, the singer has gifted fans the music video for one of the tracks on the album. On Thursday (April 11), Evancho released the music video for her take on the Hamilton track, “Burn.”

The music video for the song finds Evancho playing the part of the heartbroken girlfriend after finding out that her boyfriend was cheating on her. Like Eliza Schuyler (Alexander Hamilton’s wife), Evancho has to watch as her significant other’s infidelity is plastered all over the place for everyone around her to see. As she gets sympathetic looks from those around her, the line “the world has no right to my heart” seals that the relationship is over.

Evancho’s video plays homage to how Eliza dealt with the news of her husband’s infidelity in the musical after he publicly revealed his affair in The Reynolds Pamphlet (he did this to avoid having his political reputation tarnished). Eliza goes into hiding to avoid the sympathetic looks but eventually has to put that aside and live her own life.

The almost-four-minute clip was directed by Kamp Kennedy. Watch the music video for “Burn” above.

“Burn” is featured on Evancho’s upcoming Broadway-inspired album, The Debut. The Debut is due out this Friday, April 12, through Vydia. Pre-orders are still available for the record on Evancho’s website.

The Debut features songs from some of Broadway’s current hit musicals like Dear Evan Hansen (“Requiem”), Anastasia (“Once Upon a December”), Wicked (“I’m Not That Girl”), The Greatest Showman (“A Million Dreams”), and more.

Crown the Empire Cover Ellie Goulding


It’s been months since Fearless Records released the newest installment of their Punk Goes….series, Punk Goes Pop Vol. 6. Included in the line up of their artists doing covers of hit pop songs was Crown the Empire.

The Texas-based band were given the job of covering Ellie Goulding breakout song, “Burn” for the cover song series.

Check out the group’s music video for the song off of Goulding’s hit album, Halycon Days.

Crown the Empire are going to have a pretty full spring this year. It was announced earlier in the week that CTE will be heading on the road as one of Of Mice & Men’s opening acts during their Spring tour. The tour will be in support of the re-issuing of OM&M’s 2014 album, Restoring Force.