Let's Talk About The Little Mermaid Live and Queen Latifah

Queen Latifah was the Ursula we all deserved in ABC's The Little Mermaid Live, which aired live on Tuesday, November 5

By Lauren Piester Nov 06, 2019 3:42 AMTags
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"Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and "Under the Sea" are all very fun songs, we will not lie. 

But let's be honest about the fact that the star song of The Little Mermaid is, like with many Disney movies, the main one sung by the big bad. "Poor Unfortunate Souls" is a masterpiece, and Ursula may be evil, but she's also one hell of a performer. 

Tonight, in The Little Mermaid Live, Queen Latifah took on the role of the voice-stealing octopus, and she absolutely, truly, completely killed it. Auli'i Cravalho was as wonderful as expected as Ariel, Graham Phillips was a revelation as Eric, and Shaggy was completely fine as Sebastian, but Queen Latifah brought the house down. 

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You can watch her performance below! 

In a different, much more comedic way, John Stamos also made a big impression on the production as Chef Louis, the chef who almost murders and cooks Sebastian. He actually had to do a lot, running around and dueling several giant crabs, that it's impressive that he's still able to sing at the same time. 

You can watch that performance below! 

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The Little Mermaid Live aired on ABC.