“Move On” — Bernadette Peters and Mandy Patinkin
Now, just so you know, you need to watch this video. I don’t care what you’re doing— fuck finals, fuck skyping your grandmom, fuck that last round of Temple Run. There are rare moments in human history when a truly perfect performance is recorded; this is one of those. Years away from their original performance of this song, Mandy and Bernadette still get the characterization spot-on, to say nothing of the vocalization. Beyond that, the texture between their voices is fabulous— there’s wonderful contrast between their respective vibratos which makes Sonheim’s music just shimmer. This performance is, in a word, rapturous.