Watch: Nicole Scherzinger Owns “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”

Nicole Scherzinger has worked her ass off for international recognition. She fronted a girl group. She released tons of solo singles, including the underrated “Don’t Hold Your Breath.” She literally jived for our votes on Dancing With the Stars (and won them).

And now, she gives perhaps our generation’s definitive performance of “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” right in front of Andrew Lloyd Webber himself.

The occasion was a UK special entitled Andrew Lloyd Webber: 40 Musical Years, and Scherzinger rose to the occasion in what looks like a Marchesa(-esque) gown. The performance has to be seen to be believed, as Scherzinger’s crystal-clear vocal soars like a glittery javelin. Oh, man. Argentina, you thought you peaked with Francis I, but here’s a sight and sound worthy of endless white smoke plumes.

Astounding, right? LuPone, watch out. Madonna, I’m not sure, but I think this girl might have the stuff to tackle “Holiday.”

For the hell of it, what’s your favorite PCD song? Mine is “I Hate This Part.” 

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