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Anthony Ramos Gifted the Internet With His Audition For the Movie ‘Cats’ and…We’re Not Mad at It

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It’s safe to say that Anthony Ramos dodged a bullet. The ‘Hamilton’ singer-actor took to Twitter on Tuesday to drop a completely unexpected (but wholly appreciated) gem: his audition for the 2019 movie-musical ‘Cats’.

Seemingly out-of-the-blue, Ramos shared a video of his audition accompanied by the simple text: “This was my audition for CATS the movie.”

No more explanation needed, we guess?

Ramos sings a sexy rendition of “Rum Tum Tugger”–a song about a cat so charismatic and sexually appealing that he drives the lady cats wild (hey, there’s a reason the movie was a disaster).

As a refresher, audiences were turned off by “Cats'” bizarre visual effects and nonsensical plot.

It was marketed as the ultimate Oscar bait: a star-studded movie adaptation of a beloved and long-running musical with a rabid fan base.

The film starred big-name celebs like Jennifer Hudson, Judy Dench, and Taylor Swift. It was directed by Tom Hooper, who had previously wowed critics and audiences alike with his film adaptation of “Les Miserables”.

But “Cats” bombed so badly that the movie became endless fodder for internet memes and late night hosts.

But Ramos’s audition made the entire internet realize what could have been, if the casting directors had known what was good for them.

If you’re a fan of the musical, then it’s no surprise that Ramos auditioned for the part of Rum Tum Tugger–a cat so charismatic and sexually appealing that he drives the lady cats wild.

According to the musical’s composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, the character is meant to be an homage to rock-and-roll sex icon, Mick Jagger. In the 2019 adaptation, the part went to Jason Derulo.

In his audition, Ramos infused the part with class, sensuality, and a sense of movement that Jason Derulo definitely didn’t have.

And while some people were confused at why Anthony Ramos shared this random audition #TBT, most people were just happy to watch.

One thing’s for sure: Ramos is an artist who is truly dedicated to his craft.

This person correctly stated that Ramos was “far too good” for the movie.

I mean…facts.

This person believed that Ramos could have single-handedly saved “Cats” from certain doom, had he been hired.

We understand the sentiment, but we don’t believe anything could have saved “Cats”.

This person proposed a full Broadway revival with Ramos starring as Rum Tum Tugger.

Stranger things have happened!

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: RBD, Chesca, Anthony Ramos and More

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Music Videos You Need To Watch This Week: RBD, Chesca, Anthony Ramos and More

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Welcome to The Watch List, where we round up the best Latin music videos released in the past week that you need in your life. Check out the list below.

RBD, Christian Chavez – “Tu Amor”

For many years, Christian Chavez has been outspoken about LGBTQ rights, and this time around he took the stage to deliver a speech about love being a universal right: “Faced with a world that is crumbling, how is it possible that there are still people who dare to question the right to love, the right to be yourself.”

Let Christian take you back to a crisp afternoon in 2006 with this beautiful live rendition of “Tu Amor.”

Chesca, Offset, De La Ghetto – “COMO TU (DIRTY)”

Chesca, Offset, and De La Ghetto take you to a futuristic Shibuya for the dirty version of “COMO TU“. The music video is packed with neon lights, dancers, and all three singers performing from rooftops.

Anthony Ramos – “Say Less

Let’s just say the music video speaks for itself. Hamilton actor Anthony Ramos recruited In The Heights co-star Melissa Barrera for this sultry music video. PS: Anthony’s sophomore album is on the way!

AISSA – “GUERRA”

In the words of Aissa: “HAGO MÚSICA AFRICANA EN ESPAÑOL,” and he’s doing a pretty great job at it. The influencer-turned singer/rapper released his new afrobeat single “GUERRA,” which comes accompanied by a music video filmed at the Reina Victoria Theater in Madrid.

Onell Diaz, Farruko – “Incompleto”

Just in time for Semana Santa, Onell Diaz and Farruko open up the music video for “Incompleto” with interview footage of your favorite Reggaeton artists: Anuel AA, Daddy Yankee, Nicky Jam and Arcangel, where all of them talk about how money and fame isn’t enough to fill the void. Farruko sings about feeling incomplete without God in his life.

Bad Milk, Beéle, Ovy On The Drums – “Angelito”

Ovy On The Drums’ protégé Bad Milk is ready to take the music scene with this collab with Beelé. The three Colombian artists make the music video feel like an acoustic session.

Sech – “911 (Acústico)”

Since we’re talking acoustic! As we prepare for the release of his new album ’42’, Sech shows off his vocal ability delivering a beautiful arrangement of his latest reggaeton hit “911.”

Jordy Jill & Mike Bahía – “Darte Amor”

Jordy Jill and Mike Bahía joined forces on their new song “Darte Amor,” which samples Proyecto Uno’s “25 Horas.” The music video takes place in beautiful Cartagena, Colombia and it’s packed with vibrant colors and dance moves.

Lola Indigo, Guaynaa, Cauty – “CALLE”

Spanish singer Lola Indigo recruits Boricua singers Cauty and Guaynaa for “CALLE.” Even though right now we can’t really be en la calle, Lola sets the mood with her dancers as they go on a heist for the music video.

READ: Ozuna Goes Corridos Tumbados With Ovi in “Envidioso” Music Video

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TikTok And Netflix Celebrate ‘Tiger King’ Anniversary With Drag Queen Musical

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TikTok And Netflix Celebrate ‘Tiger King’ Anniversary With Drag Queen Musical

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It was over a year ago when Tiger King was unleashed upon all of our quiet, unsuspecting “two-week” quarantines. Little did we know at the time that the now hit TV show would be just one of many that we binged watch over the course of our new normal.

To celebrate the show’s one year anniversary, Netflix is spoiling all of us with even more Tiger King content, in the best way possible. They’re throwing a bunch of drag queens into the mix. They will bring us a live TikTok drag-queen musical adaptation starring RuPaul’s Drag Race alums. And the Internet is gagging!

Netflix is giving new life to the hit TV show Tiger King in the best way possible!

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the documentary series that took a far more innocent pre-Covid world by storm, Netflix is upping the ridiculous to an even more extreme level.

While based on true events, Tiger King captured our imaginations by its larger-than-life real characters, over-the-top (again real) storylines and insane twists and turns. So who better to bring such a bold and brash story to life again than some of the world’s most popular drag queens?!

In what may be the most ridiculous announcement of the new year, Vulture was first to report the anniversary announcement of a live staged production of the docuseries’ story, or at least something related to it.

Honestly, they’ve got one of the queens taking on the role of “The Tiger,” so we don’t really know what to expect. Except that we full expect it to be glorious.

The drag queen cast is full of talent and won’t disappoint.

“The Tiger Queens: The Tiger King Musical Live” is being described as a TikTok musical and stars “RuPaul’s Drag Race” alums in all of its key roles — did we mention the tiger? — including Willam as Joe Exotic, Kim Chi as Carole Baskin and Heidi N. Closet taking on what has to be the hardest role, “The Tiger.”

But we suspect the reigning Miss Congeniality, from the most recent cycle of the long-running competition series, will be just purrific in the role. Willam was ousted from Season 4, but has gone on to actual acting gigs on projects as big as “A Star Is Born.” Chi made it to finalist on Season 8.

“Tiger Queens” will stream live on Netflix’s TikTok account on Sunday, March 28, so you have a few days left to mentally prepare yourself.

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