by Steve Anderson
Todrick Hall, born April 4, 1985, from Arlington, Texas, was a semi-finalist on the ninth season of American Idol. Having not watched American Idol since its early seasons, I didn’t catch him on tv. Instead, I saw him on YouTube and was amazed at his creativity and the high-quality videos that he’s put out. I’m sharing two of my favorites below:
In CinderFella: A Love Story, Todrick just wants a chance to come out to the ball and find his Prince Charming (who happens to be former ‘N Sync member Lance Bass). But his wicked drag queen stepsisters (Willam Belli and Shangela) and stepmother (Janice Dickenson) stand in the way of him having a ball and finding his Prince.
CinderFella blends the music of Katy Perry with Disney and some great choreography and costumes. It’s a great message of love and acceptance for all and might even make you dance.
Todrick’s latest, Cinderoncé, is the Cinderella story told exclusively through Beyoncé songs. Moreover, Beyoncé has given it her stamp of approval. “Amazing work by Todrick Hall!!,” she writes on her website. “Thank you Todrick, this shoe fits perfect!”
This new parody tops CinderFella and is absolutely enjoyable, if not remarkable in how the story makes sense using just Beyoncé songs to craft the message.