I have been a voice teacher for 15 years and an Opera Singer, but when that Idina breaks out in her belt voice it takes my breath away!! Rarely does a voice move me to tears of excitement and hers does. I only feel sorry for the majority of singers out there who are going to try and copy her...they'll have a hard act to follow. Ariella Vaccarino- creator of VOice Lessons To Go v.1 & v.2
Ana Gasteyer (SNL, Reefer Madness, Bway cast of Wicked in Fall 2006) as Elphaba made me feel the same way - she is not only a strong vocalist, but an amazing, moving actress who gets that Elphaba needn't be all wacky and witchy, she's just a flesh and blood woman with a lot of discrimination to face for being green, different, and outspoken. Idina did a great job, but Ana took my breath away with her vocal power and her heartfelt interpretation of the Wicked Witch. She will be missed in the role - I went to see her three times!