Sing hallelujah, because we have a new track from the Judy Garland biopic!
Renée Zellweger embodies the late actress and singer in the new film Judy which examines Garland’s life the year before she died when she undertook a string of concerts at London’s Talk of the Town.
Zellweger lent her own voice to the role, covering The Wizard of Oz star’s most famous songs such as “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and “Get Happy”.
The latter was originally performed in the 1950 film Summer Stock, with the Judy soundtrack version being a duet between Zellweger and Sam Smith.
“When I was 17 years old, I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level,” the “How Do You Sleep?” singer shared in a statement. “I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story. She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goosebumps like it did the first time. It was truly an honor to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.”
Judy premiered on September 27th, with the soundtrack released the same day.