Does Jennifer Lawrence Sing "The Hanging Tree" in 'Mockingjay'? It's Hauntingly Beautiful — LISTEN
In a minor Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1 spoiler, Katniss Everdeen has a great voice. Even though star Jennifer Lawrence joked she can't sing (and, in turn, jokingly sang really, really bad with David ), she showed off her pipes in the latest installment of the YA movies. Katniss singing "The Hanging Tree" in District 12 isn't a major plot point, but the song does become a big part of the rebellion. Whether you've seen the film or not, her voice will wow you. It isn't as emotional as when she sang Rue's lullaby in The Hunger Games, but its meaning is just as strong. I'm sure Rue would be proud of Katniss. (It's OK if you're crying right now.)
This track is actually on the movie's score instead of the soundtrack, a.k.a. Lorde didn't help decide what J. Law's song would sound like. I'm sure everyone in the world is ready for her to duet with Lorde, though, so maybe that will happen in 'Part 2.' This is just one of the many times that Lawrence showed us she can sing, but it's the most complete song we've heard from her. And now we have proof that she doesn't sound like a "goat screaming like a human," as Josh Hutcherson described her on SNL . However, "The Hanging Tree" being a song of hope and a soundtrack for the rebellion is still something I can't quite wrap my head around. It's just one of the many burning questions I had after seeing Mockingjay that will go unanswered until 2015.