This was the moment we had been waiting for. Queen Latifah absolutely killed it with her rendition of ‘Poor Unfortunate Souls’ during ‘The Little Mermaid Live!’ We don’t deserve her Ursula!
Queen Latifah, 49, stole the show from the moment she started singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls” during The Live Mermaid Live! broadcast. She commanded the stage from beginning to end. She transformed into the iconic Disney villain and made quite the entrance. Complete with white hair in Ursula’s signature updo and a black latex dress, Queen Latifah hit the stage and owned it. Her vocals were powerful and totally unforgettable.
Queen Latifah performed alongside Auli’i Cravalho’s Ariel during “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” The song is performed during the part in Ariel’s story where Ariel makes a deal with Ursula to transform her into a human for three days. All she has to do is give Ursula her voice for those three days. But there’s a catch. Ariel must receive the kiss of true love from Prince Eric in order to stay human. If you’ve seen the movie, you know how the story ends! Hint: there’s a happily ever after!
Auli’i told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY that she was most looking forward to Queen Latifah’s performance. “I cannot imagine what Queen Latifah’s going to bring to that role. She is just oozing confidence. I can’t wait to see it,” Auli’i revealed to HL back in Aug. 2019 during the TCA summer press tour.