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It’s not a secret that I love Carrie Fletcher, I was lucky enough in the summer last year to meet her at stage door after seeing her amazing performance as Eponine in my sixth time seeing Les Miserables. She’s tweeted me a few times on twitter and I squeal a little bit every time.
Including a gem from the archives – that last picture is myself and one of my best friends Katy back on Saturday 25th November 2006 (I looked it up) going to see Les Miserables at the Queens theatre for the first time. At ten years old, I didn’t understand Les Miserables in it’s entirety but I loved it with a passion.
Jon Lee from S Club 7 played Marius in that performance.
But I’m here to talk about Carrie Fletcher’s cover of ‘The Hanging Tree’ from the Hunger Games – it’s incredible, she performs completely acoustically, harmonising with herself using only claps, clicking and tapping on the Mockingjay book as a rhythm section.
The harmonies are incredible, completely on point and done without prompting as far as I can tell – I can’t see Carrie wearing any headphones for timing or pitch which is really impressive. She’s a phenomenal musician, I have very, very high admiration for Carrie.
This is also Carrie’s way of announcing a competition to win tickets to the Mockingjay Part 2 Premier if you do your own cover of the Hanging Tree.
I shall be doing my own cover of the Hanging Tree.
Have you seen Carrie’s cover? Are you a Hunger Games fan? Let me know in the comments!
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