Amber Riley: Disney Villain! Glee Star as Ursula in Spell Block Tango (VIDEO)
Glee sadly hasn’t tackled our favorite Disney songs yet, which we’re so not happy about. But we’re loving this video of not one but two Glee cast members performing a classic Chicago number as if it were done by Disney villains. What’s not to love?
Amber Riley (Mercedes) plays The Little Mermaid baddie Ursula in this YouTube video, entitled “Spell Block Tango,” which is a takeoff on “Cell Block Tango” from the musical Chicago. Other Disney villains represented here include Captain Hook, played by Adam Lambert — who makes his Glee debut next week in Season 5, Episode 4— and Maleficent, embodied by fellow American Idol alum Pia Toscano.
This amazing video was created by American Idol finalist Todrick Hall, who worked with Marlon Wayans’s production company to create this Halloween-themed number. Todrick can be seen lending his talents in front of the camera as well, as he does a bang-up job as Scar from The Lion King.
We love this imaginative version, but does it live up to when Mercedes, Brittany (Heather Morris), Santana (Naya Rivera), Tina (Jenna Ushkowitz), and Sugar (Vanessa Lengies) covered “Cell Block Tango” in Season 3? We’re not sure, since the Glee gals did a particularly impressive job.
Still, we have no complaints about this new video, especially since it gives Amber and Adam a chance to wear those fabulous costumes. Adam looks pretty darn good in dark curly locks, while Amber belts out the song in october arms and a giant blonde wig. Between this and blowing away the competish on Dancing With the Stars, Amber is on fire lately!