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Darren Criss Surprises Alan Menken With A Medley Of His Songs!

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This guy - there are no words! He takes our breath away time and time and time again! He has such a deep love for music and such a talent to go along with it. He was a star before he ever made it on Glee and now, he's got such a bright future ahead of him!

Yesterday's Billboard/Hollywood Reporter TV & Film Music Conference turned into a very Glee-ful event when Darren Criss surprised legendary Disney composer Alan Menken with a performance medley of some of his best songs. However, being Darren, he gave the music a bit of a twist and rearranged the lyrics as an homage to Alan!

Check out the video to hear Darren's rework verisions of Alan's most beloved songs, from The Little Mermaid to Newsies and more!

P.S. - They shared this amazing story at the conference too that we thought you would love. Back when Darren was in school, he used to play Disney tunes outside this coffee shop in Michigan. Who should pass by one day by Alan himself, who was so impressed with Darren's voice and skill, he gave him a $100 tip. Darren revealed he used it for booze. YEAH MAN!

P.P.S - If Alan has any Disney movie in the works right now and he doesn't hire Darren to star, he is CRAZY!!!

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4 comments to “Darren Criss Surprises Alan Menken With A Medley Of His Songs!”



  1. 1

    i absolutely love the fact he sang newsies!!!



  2. 2

    I like this kid. Good singer.



  3. 3

    that was cute, he's got an awesome voice



  4. 4

    nice.. and i love Lea Salonga!!!!!