Renée Zellweger’s version of Judy Garland’s “Over the Rainbow” has been unveiled.
The actress plays the late singer in the upcoming 2019 biopic “Judy”, which will be airing at TIFF next month.
Professional soprano Catherine Bott spoke to Classic FM about how well she thinks Zellweger performs as Garland.
She said, “She’s clearly been doing a lot of listening, and she goes for a breathy, slightly nasal sound, pitching each note confidently and accurately.
“Zellweger doesn’t have Garland’s miraculous instinct for sitting back on the beat, but it’s much more than a ‘Who knew an actress could sing?’ performance. Hearing this version definitely makes me look forward to seeing the movie.”
The movie follows the ups and downs of Garland’s life.