If you’ve spent any amount of time with Noah in real life, you have heard him sing. Quite often. And if you’ve been with him in the last two months, you’ve most likely heard him sing “Defying Gravity.”
“Have you seen Wicked?” he’ll ask as you walk in the door. “Oh, you’ve GOT to see it!”
Cue the song.
Now Noah hasn’t seen Wicked on Broadway, and he won’t for quite awhile. But he’s seen fuzzy YouTube clips (which I showed him one day because of his Wizard of Oz obsession — never expecting quite this reaction, and which taught him to call Kristen Chenoweth and Idina Menzel “his girls”). And of course he listens to the songs I downloaded for him — practically on repeat.
Although he’s quite willing to belt out notes at any occasion — walking through the grocery store, for instance — he completely shuts down if there’s a camera on him. He will not perform on demand, thankyouverymuch.
Except for the other day, when he reluctantly agreed to let a video camera in on his private session. Aside from the vertically aligned iPhone video and light-saturated room, here’s a pretty good rendition of Defying Gravity a la Noah:
A future performer?