The beauty of live shows is that you never know what’s about to happen. For example, at last night’s January 5th Golden Globes, Ansel Elgort belted out a short little tune that caught the audience off guard, and Twitter can’t quite handle the hilarity.
Elgort and actress Dakota Fanning were tasked with presenting the Golden Globe for Best Original Song, which ultimately went to Elton John’s “I’m Gonna Love Me Again” from Rocketman. Rather than simply saying, “And here are the nominees for Best Original Song,” Elgort decided to try something new and different, and delivered his line via song.
TBH, we were all Dakota Fanning in that moment.
The fact that Elgort didn’t even crack a smile is what really gets us. He sang, and he meant business.
Twitter immediately began dissecting what the heck just happened. We needed an instant replay, and fast.
ANSEL I’M LOSING IT, SHE HAS THE RANGE DARLING!!! pic.twitter.com/uJKpHIjqgx— 𝕞𝕒𝕕𝕤 🖤 (@lesserbian) January 6, 2020
Some weren’t into his spur-of-the-moment audition.
ansel elgort's singing voice? pic.twitter.com/FTWlPQyDcg— Ξvan Ross Katz (@evanrosskatz) January 6, 2020
ansel elgort singing really gave me secondhand embarrassment omg pic.twitter.com/IEMlkTQAXy— chanel ʬ⁸⁴ (@starkdanys) January 6, 2020
For those of you who didn’t get the memo, Elgort is set to play Tony.
But, truth be told, Elgort is a musician and singer. He has a great voice. This weird blip during the Golden Globes doesn’t represent his actual talent, okay?
Okay but Ansel Elgort has a nice voice lol he was just being funny pic.twitter.com/05AJz7wlCH— ᴊʜᴀʏʙᴀᴇ. (@stfujhay) January 6, 2020
Yeah, the whole thing was kind of weird and awkward. But at the end of the day, we don’t really care. We still love Ansel Elgort, and probably always will.
ansel elgort i don't know what the fuck that was but unfortunately i'm still attracted to you— Austin 🎡💌 (@TheBrotographer) January 6, 2020
Everyone leave Dorky Singing Ansel Elgort alone he is the musical theater boy representation I need. pic.twitter.com/StgP3nYeWF— Cinema Is Dead Long Live Memes (@KyleKallgren) January 6, 2020
And Dakota Fanning, too. We also love Dakota Fanning and her reaction to this situation.
The gif of Dakota Fanning laughing at Ansel Elgort's singing is going to be useful, I can feel it pic.twitter.com/hPrnTgVIUW— Tara Mulholland (@tara_mulholland) January 6, 2020
Listen, you either loved or hated Elgort’s Golden Globes musical interlude. And we get it, no matter which side you stand on.
But we all must come to terms with the fact that it happened. As for us, we stan the ever-unpredictable Elgort, and we can’t wait to see him in the role of Tony.