Undeniable fact: Game of Thrones is perfect and doesn’t need to change in any way shape or form. Except maybe they could bring back Robb Stark…? If we begged hard enough?
But that’s neither here nor there. What’s friggin everywhere is Kristin Chenoweth’s cover of the GoT theme song she performed live on Jimmy Kimmel last night.
For those of you unfamiliar with Chenoweth (which, admittedly, included me until this morning), she’s an American actress and singer best known for her work on Broadway. She measures in at only 4’11”, but as you can hear, has pipes like nobody’s business.
So it was really a no brainer for Kimmel to weasel a performance out of the starlet. He begins by asking if she likes the show – she quips, “Is the Pope Catholic.” Which is a more appropriate response than, “Does a bear shit in the woods?,” though less colorful.
Then Kimmel mentions an Instagram video Chenoweth uploaded that showed her doing an operatic version of the intro song from Thrones, and talks her into performing it for everyone live. He even gives her a sword as a prop.
And the rest, as they say, is history.
The real question is, does Chenoweth absolutely slay the performance, or did she just ruin a beloved song. The internet is of mixed opinions on the matter -- what do you think?!