If I were a betting woman (which I'm not, most days), I would bet on Jordan Fisher to win on Dancing with the Stars. He's got the charisma, the chops, and the experience. Don't believe me? These videos of Jordan Fisher performing proves this Dancing with the Stars contender is definitely the one to watch. I mean honestly, how exactly is everyone else supposed to compete with one of the stars from the hottest musical on Broadway? If you are not already familiar with Jordan Fisher, not to worry. You very soon will be. Let's just say that this is hardly his first rodeo when it comes to performing in front of a live audience.
Fisher's latest highly impressive credit is his part in Hamilton. Yeah, Hamilton, where he plays the dual roles of John Laurens and Philip Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton's best friend and first-born son, who both died tragically young in the show (and also in real life). I wish very desperately that videos from Hamilton existed anywhere, both for the sake of this article post, and so that I can maybe second-hand experience this magical show that everyone assures me is completely life-changing and wonderful and I have never actually gotten to witness first hand. Luckily, there are plenty of other opportunities to scope out Fisher's talent.
No offense to fellow Dancing with the Stars alum Julianne Hough, who starred in the televised production as Sandy, but Fisher as Doody (yes, Doody), was generally agreed to be the best part of the show, particularly for his fantastic rendition of "Those Magic Changes." As you can see, our boy absolutely killed that number, and elevated Doody to the status of heartthrob. I know, I was confused too.
If you're thinking Hey! He wasn't in Moana! You'd be right. However, he has performed a few classic songs from that show on numerous occasions. He and notable-best-buddy Lin-Manuel Miranda (who wrote the music for Moana), made a music video of themselves singing "You're Welcome," the charming song in which Maui brags to Moana about creating, well, everything. Fisher also performed the jam at the Radio Disney Music Awards. And it was beautiful. Obviously.
Also at the Radio Disney Music Awards, Fisher got on stage with Auli'i Cravalho (who plays Moana) and Alessia Cara to perform the most popular song from the movie, called "How Far I'll Go." I can't remember the last time I watched the Radio Disney Music Awards (probably sometime in the very early aughts), but maybe now I should start, if this is the caliber of performances.
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Fisher does not only sing for musical theater, however. He has also released some of his own music under his own name. His music appears to be largely melodic and slow-jammy, which reminds me of a Jason Derulo or Justin Timberlake.
I would like to take this moment to remind the group that Fisher is 23 years old and still on a meteoric rise to the top of all things musical, theatrical, and otherwise show business related. Based solely on the evidence I have gathered here, it would appear that Fisher is not quite as new to dancing as, say, his competitor Frankie Muniz is. (Muniz is great and I loved Malcolm in the Middle as much as anybody, but he is hardly a musical force to be reckoned with.) Basically, Fisher seems like a shoe-in with both the talent and charisma to back it up. I guess we'll have to see if the judges (and America) agree.
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