Josh Groban has a way of making people feel comfortable and at ease. His live concert experiences are such a treasure to watch and listen to, no matter what songs he chooses to sing.
In this stunning video, Groban sings “Over the Rainbow” from the movie the Wizard of Oz. His performance is a perfect tribute to Judy Garland, who originally sang the tune as Dorothy.
The subtle background accompaniment of the orchestra, piano, and guitar blend together to create an exquisite musical stage for Groban’s voice. As soon as he sings the first word, the audience applauds.
He has chosen a fan favorite. Everyone in the crowd is transported to a serene place with blue skies and beautiful rainbows where dreams come. His soothing voice is an aid to tranquility.
The lowlights of the theater and the chandeliers onstage help create an effect that magnifies your imagination. As he reaches the high notes of the song, the lights become brighter.
They illuminate Groban and the passion in his face and eyes as he concludes the ballad. The control of his vocals is astounding, especially as he must return to the softer notes after the climax.
The crowd cannot help but give him a standing ovation. Josh Groban’s smile is winning, and you can almost believe that his magical singing voice can make that rainbow appear onstage.