YMMV / Sarah Brightman

  • Adaptation Displacement: About a third of her songs are covers, but many people don't know this.
  • Anvilicious: "Johnny Wanna Live," mostly because of Michael Cretu's lyrics (it was a cover).
  • Big-Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Red Riding Hood Rap", a song performed during her Symphony World Tour which has, as yet, not appeared on any albums. It was an entirely random and surreal number set to "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy", featuring backup dancers dressed as Alice in Wonderland characters and Sarah as Little Red Riding Hood riding on a bicycle with holographic wolves (also on bicycles) pursuing her. All the while she would chant that it was all in her mind. Abruptly the scene would end and "First of May" would begin as though nothing ever happened.
  • Broken Base: Many, many, many places. Nowadays, every album seems to break it some more.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: "The War Is Over," even before you factor in the (unintentional according to Word of God, but still heavy) subtext about the Iraq War.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: She's very popular in China and, lately, Japan.
  • Just Here for Godzilla: About 90% of her fan base would have never even considered going near Repo! The Genetic Opera had she not appeared in it.
  • Misattributed Song: Sarah Brightman has never sung anything from The Fifth Element. She has also never collaborated directly with Enigma and probably never will.
  • WTH, Casting Agency?: Repo! The Genetic Opera. Full stop. Her role as Blind Mag, a famous opera star is thought to be this. According to the writer and associate producer of the movie, Terrance Zdunich, pretty much everybody involved in production was surprised as hell when Brightman was asked to be in the film on a total long shot...and she thought the role sounded like fun.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: She embarked on her "Symphony" tour in 2008, which junked all the theatrical staging she usually utilizes for holographic technology. The result was a stripped down stage with a hollowed out stage that included a b-stage and 3 gigantic screens for the holograms hovering above it. The holograms are HOLY FUCK awesome. At times it'll appear like she's standing on a hovering platform. During Dust in the Wind, she appears in a fairytale-like forest with fireflies floating around. During certain songs, her and her dancers will be on the hollowed out portion of the stage, while their image is projected on the screens, making it appear as if she's laying on the screens. Thats just the beginning. You could look at this photo, but that wouldn't do it justice.