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.