Todrick Hall pairs Disney lyrics with popular R&B songs
YouTube superstar Todrick Hall is keeping ’90s nostalgia in tact with his latest viral video sensation, marrying Disney’s greatest hits with iconic R&B tunes.
In the video, featuring Broadway actress Soshana Bean, known best for playing the role of Elphaba in Wicked, Hall mashes popular ’90s songs with Disney classics.
The video starts with Ginuwine’s “Pony,” melding the song’s beat seamlessly with the lyrics of several tunes from The Little Mermaid soundtrack. Bean and Hall harmonize “Part of Your World,” “Kiss the Girl” and “Poor Unfortunate Soul” with the 1996 hit.
The video later uses the background music of Mariah Carey‘s “Always Be My Baby,” as well as Montell Jordan’s “This is How We Do It,” with lyrics from Disney’s Aladdin, The Lion King and Beauty and the Beast.
This isn’t the first time the American Idol alum has opened the Disney vault for his YouTube channel. His previous musical parodies include a Beyoncé and Cinderella mashup and a "Disney Dudez" melody featuring boy band IM5.
Hall has a forthcoming MTV docu-series, Todrick, which offers a behind-the-scenes peek into how he develops his creative videos. The show will premiere on August 31.