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December 16, 2009

Remember that time I lost a bet to Peter? (Silly hockey games.)

And remember that time I promised you a video of me singing my little heart out?

Well, I decided to combine the two.

Actually, this is what I wanted to post the whole time, but I had trouble uploading it. After consulting with my technology hero Matt, I finally was able to fix my issues with the upload and voila! It works.

So with great pride (and immense embarrassment so even if you hate it tell me you love it because my self-esteem can’t handle it) I present to you my Grammy award winning performance of Defying Gravity.

(Stick around until the end and you’ll see the bonus feature.)

So there ya go kiddos. My Broadway debut. Happy Wednesday!

(DISCLAIMER: I never claimed to be able to sing. This is purely for entertainment value. Please don’t hold me a high standard or even remote seriousness in any of this. It’s total ridiculosity.)

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Peter December 16, 2009 at 6:52 am
jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

Fine. Stop whining. Pick a song.

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cavy December 16, 2009 at 7:18 am

YES
YES
YES
YES
HAHAHAHA AMAZING.

start brainstorming songs for Valentine’s Day Vlogging. i’m thinking One Sweet Day?
.-= cavy´s last blog ..i’ll be there with bells on. LITERALLY. =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:48 am

Ohhhh man. I’m in as long as I get the male part. Trust me when I say you DO NOT want me to sing soprano. (I would put Mariah to shame)

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cavy December 16, 2009 at 7:22 am

i also wanted to tell you that your balancing on the bed as you REALLY GOT INTO IT was my favorite part, hahaha.
.-= cavy´s last blog ..i’ll be there with bells on. LITERALLY. =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

I got moves, yo.

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Matt December 16, 2009 at 8:18 am

I didn’t know today was going to be a good day… but then I saw this post.

Love this.

but you already knew that!
.-= Matt´s last blog ..I dont always find what I look for but I always find something =-.

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Accidentally Me December 16, 2009 at 8:37 am

Oh. My. God.

This is so ridiculously awesome that I simply can not put adequate words to it.

However, you are my new girl crush, so you can hang your hat on that;-)
.-= Accidentally Me´s last blog ..Fun times =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:49 am

YES! I’m finally a girl crush! I love it. I will not disappoint! Haha

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Emily Jane December 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

HAHAHA this was the first thing I did when I got in to work this morning… and may or may not have started singing along with you. That was ridiculously awesome. We should all vlog a musical number and battle it out Idol-style!! :)
.-= Emily Jane´s last blog ..Emily and Delia =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

WE TOTALLY SHOULD DO THAT. Holy crap. You’re a genius.

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Emily Jane December 16, 2009 at 12:13 pm

Let’s plot!! I’m sure there’s at LEAST a handful of people who’d be up for it :)
.-= Emily Jane´s last blog ..Emily and Delia =-.

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Elisabeth December 16, 2009 at 8:48 am

This totally made my day. That is all.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:50 am

Aww I’m glad :) Anything I can do to help!

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E.P. December 16, 2009 at 9:07 am

I wasn’t sure what to expect when I opened this link this morning, but I’ve got to tell you, it brightened my day.

Nice work!
.-= E.P.´s last blog ..Endings and beginnings =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

Thanks! I’m glad it brightened your day and not the opposite effect… I was worried about that!

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alexa - cleveland's a plum December 16, 2009 at 9:33 am

this made my fucking day/morning/week.

i love you jenn!!! so much.

i mean what you are doing in this video is the same thing i do every time i hear the song whether it’s in my car, at my desk or even at a live performance. seriously, i saw it a couple weeks ago and i had to bite my lip to not sing out loud.
.-= alexa – cleveland’s a plum´s last blog ..creepy folgers holiday commercial =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:51 am

Haha CALL ME next time you’re rocking out to this and we’ll do it together!

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LiLu December 16, 2009 at 10:03 am

NINE MINUTES?

Woman, you are lucky I love you. And kudos for the cajones.
.-= LiLu´s last blog ..Let’s Have a Quickie (of the “Point and Laugh” Variety) =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:52 am

I know, I know. But it was never intended to be broadcast! It was my punishment for losing a bet and then the more I watched it the more I realized I needed to share it with the world.

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@mattstratton December 16, 2009 at 10:04 am

That was brilliant as all heck. And I know just how brilliant heck is, so you can trust my assertion.
.-= @mattstratton´s last blog ..Some housekeeping =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:53 am

I hope heck is pretty brilliant then. I’m glad I got your stamp of approval sir, and THANK YOU for helping me!

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rachel December 16, 2009 at 10:08 am

I ADORE YOU. seriously. move to jersey immediately. this was the most fantastic thing i have ever seen.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:54 am

Haha I adore you too my dear. And I might not be able to move to Jersey but ummm GIRLS WEEKEND 2010 in NYC is a must.

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Jenn December 16, 2009 at 10:58 am

You’re my favorite.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:55 am

I’m an embarrassment :) Haha you’re my favorite too.

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phampants December 16, 2009 at 11:09 am

I demand an encore performance. Not joking, totally serious! =D
.-= phampants´s last blog ..Straight No Chaser – 12 Days of Christmas =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:55 am

Be careful what you wish for, it might happen sooner than you think — DUET STYLE.

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Doniree December 16, 2009 at 11:20 am

You have REALLY nice teeth. Who’s your dentist?
.-= Doniree´s last blog ..Wants, Needs, and Being Open to Something More =-.

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@mattstratton December 16, 2009 at 11:38 am

Is it weird that I actually thought the same thing when I saw this video?
.-= @mattstratton´s last blog ..Looking Sharp – tips & tricks for getting great photos with your dSLR =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 11:56 am

I actually get that a lot… Even my dentist always asks who did my braces. It’s kind of weird. But thanks?! Haha

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thatShortChick December 16, 2009 at 4:51 pm

ha! i totally thought the same thing too!! but I am freakishly obsessed with teeth.
.-= thatShortChick´s last blog ..Taking ‘merry christmas’ a little too far =-.

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andhari December 16, 2009 at 12:20 pm

You’re insanely cute!
.-= andhari´s last blog ..Preach! Preach! =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Ahhh I love you!

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steph anne December 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Haha, I was easily amused by this video. :)
.-= steph anne´s last blog ..Kind of Icy Cold Cactus Needles =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Aww glad you liked it :)

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Heather Rose December 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Oh, singy singy! That was hilarious, and not awful. I was scared, but you’re not horrible at all.

And you do have pretty pearly whites. The dental technicians always ask how long I had braces, too. I did not. Thank you very much! We just have excellent teeth. Muahahaha!
.-= Heather Rose´s last blog ..Time Management Issues =-.

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jenniferalaine December 16, 2009 at 2:51 pm

Haha I like to instill a little bit of fear first :) And yay for us and our great teeth!

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lemmonex December 16, 2009 at 3:40 pm

Can we make babies please? I loved this.
.-= lemmonex´s last blog ..Crushed =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Yes please. They will be the most boobalicious babies ever.

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Mary December 16, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Yes. Yes I am happy now.

You should have encore’d with “Over the Moon,” then you could have doubled up on the Idina Menzel ;).

I am so in for Vlog Idol.
.-= Mary´s last blog ..Survivors =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

That song is wayyy too scary for me!

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Chase December 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm

You managed to meet the extremely high standard I already hold you to.
That was fantastically worth the wait. Oh, and the bonus feature was pretty awesome too ;)
.-= Chase´s last blog ..Oh, Holy Night =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm

Glad I could live up to expectations!

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thatShortChick December 16, 2009 at 4:53 pm

um you threw in RENT at the end? I have to go run outside because my heart just fluttered away. #musicalnerdsFTW
.-= thatShortChick´s last blog ..Taking ‘merry christmas’ a little too far =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:26 pm

We are musical soul mates, my dear.

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AshleyD December 16, 2009 at 8:28 pm

Okay, about this? Amazing. You are getting an email from me stat.
.-= AshleyD´s last blog ..Sticking Around =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

The world is not prepared for what is about to come!

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carissajaded December 16, 2009 at 9:04 pm

This was amazing! haha I loves it!! And you DO have talent!
.-= carissajaded´s last blog ..A little bit of love (and hate) in my heart =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Haha glad you liked it! I don’t know about the talent part, I think Idina Menzel’s voice covered mine quite nicely!

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ria December 16, 2009 at 9:08 pm

wow that was awesome!
.-= ria´s last blog ..from my reader – part I =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm

Yay! I suppose it was the bright side to losing a bet :)

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Amy --- Just A Titch December 16, 2009 at 9:53 pm

Seriously, so cute.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Thanks lady!

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laura December 16, 2009 at 11:13 pm

showing gabe first thing in the am. he must know his aunt is a rock star!

loveeee it, and you.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:28 pm

Hahaha I will teach him (and her!) my moves!

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laura December 18, 2009 at 8:09 pm

he loved it. the crying instantly stopped and the pointing to the screen started :)

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cait December 17, 2009 at 9:02 am

Accidentally Me was raving about you so I just had to see what the fuss was about, and let me just tell you, I was not disappointed. That was both insanely adorable and wildly impressive. Look forward to seeing more, maybe?
.-= cait´s last blog ..Despite my unfortunate luck yesterday, I still managed to pull… =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

(Don’t tell anyone, but I have a feeling there will be more to come soon.)

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Tara December 17, 2009 at 10:35 am

Total awesome sauce.
.-= Tara´s last blog ..Shopping, Grades, and Breaking Up With Friends =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:29 pm

Thanks!

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Kyla Roma December 17, 2009 at 11:37 am

LOL Love it!! You are so into it! This is totally me in my car.

And I’m with Doni- great teeth! lol Not to be weird…
.-= Kyla Roma´s last blog ..Gold Rush {part one} =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Haha I’m getting such a kick out of this teeth business! And it’s totally me in the car too EVERY. DAY. I have a special “broadway musical” playlist on my ipod!

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Megan December 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm

I sing that song at least once a week in my car…love it! I also love the finger wag during the “No, I can’t want it….” part. Diva!
.-= Megan´s last blog ..Seeing in the dark. =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:30 pm

Haha total diva move, huh? Meh, it’s Broadway — it’s expected! (And by Broadway I mean my bedroom but whatever, a girl can dream)

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Lpeg December 17, 2009 at 4:16 pm

Oh My. I was sent here from AM’s girl crush, and wow, that was the best thing I’ve seen all day! Must come back again :) Thank you very much for the fabulous break in my otherwise boring day!

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm

You’re welcome! Glad I could brighten things up!

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katelin December 17, 2009 at 7:35 pm

um TWO of my favorite songs from musicals. LOVE it. love it all. you are a rock star. :)
.-= katelin´s last blog ..All three, yes please. =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:31 pm

They’re 2 of my favorite songs too! Oh, and Out Tonight from Rent is pretty badass too.

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Rachel December 17, 2009 at 9:25 pm

This just made my day. Mainly because this is pretty much me about 10 times a week. Whenever I’m home alone, I sing this song :)
.-= Rachel´s last blog ..Happiness… =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm

It’s the perfect power ballad! Have you seen it performed live? If you get the chance to go, DO IT. This number is magical.

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bigskygirlmt/raeleighjo December 18, 2009 at 12:33 am

well that was pretty much amazing. and reminded me how much i want the wicked soundtrack. :)
.-= bigskygirlmt/raeleighjo´s last blog ..Manic Monday #1: Jose Cuervo Cookies =-.

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jenniferalaine December 18, 2009 at 12:33 pm

I have the wicked soundtrack! I’ll totally send it to you :)

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Dan December 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Watching that was a lot of fun. In the good way. Not that there’s a bad way.

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jenniferalaine December 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm

I’m sure there’s a bad way, but I’m glad you had fun in the good way!

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nicopolitan December 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm

Ok, I’ve moved your blog to my favorites folder for this. Just wanted to let you know. :)
.-= nicopolitan´s last blog ..Brothers =-.

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jenniferalaine December 21, 2009 at 10:37 pm

Aww Nico — I’m honored! High expectations must be lived up to now…

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jamie December 19, 2009 at 9:16 pm

JENN. I finally seen this today. And it made me love you even more. If that was even possible.
.-= jamie´s last blog ..dear santa =-.

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jenniferalaine December 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Totally possible :) LOVE YOU and can’t wait to see you again soon!

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erin December 20, 2009 at 2:41 pm

You are so adorable! This totally made me smile. :)
.-= erin´s last blog ..Missing: One Christmas Spirit =-.

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jenniferalaine December 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Aww thanks dear! Glad I could make you smile!

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DShan December 21, 2009 at 5:27 pm

Man. I do believe that this post proves that you’ve made it as a blogger.

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jenniferalaine December 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm

Well if I had known that’s all it took, I would have done it earlier!

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Jenny Blake December 25, 2009 at 11:45 am

Girl, you crack me up!!! Loved this video – you rock (and have a great voice!).

Just wanted to stop by to say I’m loving your blog and happy we met this year.

Merry Christmas!
.-= Jenny Blake´s last blog ..Goethe on Seeing the Best in Others =-.

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Jessica January 7, 2010 at 11:22 pm

This is PURE amazing. I forgot I had this starred to watch later because I was at school when I saw it. I loved it! You rock and crack me up..let’s be best friends k?
.-= Jessica´s last blog ..(Mis)adventures In Online Dating =-.

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Liz April 7, 2010 at 2:34 am

“you’re so cute”

Also? OMG WHY ARE YOU SINGING BROADWAY MUSICALS??

Also also? Now I’m for sure finding you a job in L.A. :)
.-= Liz´s last blog ..Introducing Peace Love World (Giveaway!) =-.

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Stacey November 8, 2011 at 11:31 am

How have I never seen this before?! THIS JUST MADE MY DAY!
Stacey´s last blog post ..The Week In Pictures & #NintendoEnthused

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