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A pop balladthe song is performed by American singer Heidi Mollenhauer as the singing voice of Esmeralda on American actress Demi Moore 's behalf, who provides the character's speaking voice.
A prayer"God Help the Outcasts" is a somber hymn in which God Help The Outcasts - Cynthia Clawson - Broken: Healing The Heart beset Esmeralda asks God to shield outcasts and Roma like herself against racism and discrimination at the hands of Paris and Judge Claude Frollo. The song also establishes Esmeralda as a selfless, empathetic character with whom Quasimodo falls in love. However, Wise and Trousdale ultimately decided that "God Help the Outcasts", a religious balladwas more suitable for the scene.
American singer Bette Midler recorded a pop rendition of "God Help the Outcasts" for the film's soundtrack. The film version of "God Help the Outcasts" has garnered generally positive reviews from both film and music critics, who enjoyed the song's lyrics and music, as well as Mollenhauer's performance.
Conversely, critics deemed Midler's rendition too sentimental and overwrought. Upon completing "God Help the Outcasts", Menken and Schwartz composed " Someday " at the behest of Disney CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg ; the filmmaker suggested that the dark, somber film required "a more liftable song of inspiration. Dubbing "God Help the Outcasts" one of the highlights of her career, singer Heidi Mollenhauer described the experience in an interview with South Pasadena High School as "very exciting, a little terrifying, and sometimes overwhelming".
I get choked up every time I talk about it because I think it's such a beautiful moment. Quasimodo, and her people are treated by others",  according to Defying Gravity: The Creative Career of Stephen Schwartz, from Godspell to Wicked "bring[ing] with her a bitter and acute awareness Jack Wrack - Robb Goldstein - Off To Sea Once More With The Troubadour the injustice of her situation.
Ward, author of Mouse Morality: The Rhetoric of Disney Animated Film"God Help the Outcasts" is a "tender prayer-song" in which "Esmeralda expresses a heart full of concern for others, which ultimately Quasimodo mistakes as a heart for him.
Initially, the song does not specify to whom the prayer is being recited — Mary, Jesus or God. It does, however, suggest that both Mary and Jesus are former outcasts, much like Esmeralda herself. God Help the Outcasts' is sung by Esmeralda as an intercessory prayer on the behalf of Quasimodo and her people, the gypsies, whom are treated as outcasts by the rest of their society. Esmeralda begins her prayer by realizing that Jesus Christ must have also known what it was like to be treated as an outcast, for his own people crucified him on the Cross at Calvary.
The heart of her prayer can be summed up in this statement, 'I thought we all were the children of God. Robert B. Pettit identified "God Did You Ever Love Me - Empire (22) - Trading Souls the Outcasts" as "a plea on behalf of all minorities — not only by ethnicity, but also by race, class, gender, or sexual orientation.
According to the song's official sheet music, published at Musicnotes. The vocal range of singer Heidi Mollenhauer, who provided Esmeralda's singing voice in lieu of actress Demi Moore spans two octavesfrom F 3 to C 5. Pinsky drew similarities between "God Help the Outcasts" and the Christian hymn " His Eye Is on the Sparrow ," as both songs explore "the love of God that knows no bounds. As she provided the singing voice for Esmeralda in the film, the French-Canadian soundtrack contains two separate renditions sung by Fabian; the film version and the single.
Originally, when we set up the deal with Lara, it was only to have her sing during the cathedral sequence of the film, but producer Havier Ponton heard her and asked us to do a single version as well". Fabian said "I'm really happy doing this particular character with this song, because it's so touching The sincerity that comes across [Esmeralda's] face and the intimacy was just amazing".
Miettawho voiced Esmeralda in the Italian version, won a prize as the best foreign version. Critical reception towards "God Help the Outcasts" has been generally positive, with some critics dubbing the song the film's "most memorable"  and "best number. God Help The Outcasts - Cynthia Clawson - Broken: Healing The Heart a mixed review, Kenneth E. Rathburn of Sputnikmusic commented, "Both versions of 'God Help the Outcasts' offer a level of mid-road quality that came to be God Help The Outcasts - Cynthia Clawson - Broken: Healing The Heart after the Disney Renaissance," writing of Mollenhauer's, "The film version seems to limp around a bit while delivering more of that emotional punch needed as we transition to the second act," while Midler's "has that credits vibe we all know and love from Disney films" which "keeps us sticking around when we'd otherwise abandon the theater.
God Help The Outcasts - Cynthia Clawson - Broken: Healing The Heart Schwartz said "the scene Cox wrote "The addition of Quasi to this song adds such a world of unity to the pleas of Esmeralda and the parishoners [and] show[s] his pure compassion for other's pain, unselfishly. A brilliant stage device and moment". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Alan Menken Stephen Schwartz. Film version Heidi Mollenhauer. While the gypsy Esmeralda asks God to help those the world has forgotten, the nobility pray for material possessions and entitlement.
This "juxtaposition of their selfish petitions to Esmeralda's humble prayer" is illustrated by the huge swelling choir and Mollenhauer's lone voice.
The song "is obviously critical of their attitudes as they contrast with Esmeralda's". Single version Bette Midler. Midler's version of the song, featuring modified lyrics. Stage musical version Judy Weiss and Drew Sarich. Listverse Ltd.
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