Lin-Manuel Miranda's “Ignition (Remix)” Cover Proves There’s Nothing The Singer Can't Do
Well, it's official. There is nothing Lin-Manuel Miranda can't do. According to Page Six, the Hamilton star wowed the crowd with his cover skills during an event for Seeso's My Brother, My Brother, and Me. Miranda covered R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" leaving the attendees in awe of his seemingly endless list of skills. Everyone knows Miranda can write, dance, freestyle, and sing, but now the world knows he can put killer new spins on other artists' works too.
Miranda took the stage at The Lost Knight pub, along with the stars of the Seeso podcast turned series, for an evening that was all about having fun. There were only around 100 people at the intimate event, but, thankfully, they had their phones ready to capture the 37-year-old's R. Kelly moment. And what a moment it was.
Given his immense talents, Miranda feels larger than life most of the time, despite his genial attitude, but little moments like his impromptu cover are reminders of just how affable he truly is. Miranda is just as capable of being goofy as he is of commanding a standing ovation on Broadway. The star clearly had a blast at the small event, and, hopefully, it alleviated any jitters he may be feeling as he prepares to perform his Moana anthem "How Far I'll Go" at the Oscars, on Sunday, Feb. 26.
His groovy take on Kelly's classic is sure to be a far cry from the powerhouse performance the Oscars demand, but it is no less impressive. After his long run as Hamilton and his other Broadway work, Miranda has mastered the art of the live performance. As Broadwayworld points out, if he takes home the Oscar for Best Song, Miranda will officially be an EGOT winner. In other words, he will join the small Hollywood club of people who have won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony.
Since this is Miranda, he's probably not too worried about whether or not he is on the verge of becoming an EGOT. He's too busy staying true to himself, and delighting small crowds with his cheery cover of an R&B classic. Seeing Miranda croon "bounce, bounce, bounce" at the small Seeso event is the perfect reminder that even though he is ridiculously talented, he is also a true performer.
The Hamilton star's favorite thing in the world still seems to be entertaining people, and there is truly no one better at working a crowd than Miranda. Just sit back and bask in his cover skills while you wait for his big Oscar performance — you know he's going to rock that too. That's just what Miranda does.