Nicole Kidman’s ‘breathtaking’ new duet has fans reminiscing about one of her most iconic movie roles

Nicole Kidman has partnered with actor and singer Luke Evans for his new album

Nicole Kidman has taken on a new project, and fans are loving it
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Nicole Kidman is one of the most celebrated actresses in history, having won an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmy Awards, six Golden Globe Awards, and a BAFTA Award.

But her latest venture could see her eyeing a potential career change – and has some fans thinking she can add a Grammy Award to her long list of achievements.

The Australian actress has teamed up with Welsh star of stage and screen, Luke Evans, to release a haunting cover of a Christina Aguilera song.

Luke, who is known for movies including 2017’s Beauty and the Beast and the Hobbit, is also a prominent stage actor, starting his career performing in musicals on London’s West End.

For his second studio album, titled A Song For You, he has enlisted some of his famous friends to record covers of songs ranging from American Songbook classics to musical favorites.

His cover of Say Something, a duet originally between A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera, features Nicole Kidman whose return to singing has fans all talking about the same thing – Nicole’s last time singing in the lavish 2001 classic, Moulin Rouge.

Nicole's return to singing has fans reminiscing about Moulin Rouge

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As the duet between Nicole and Luke has gone viral online, Nicole’s vocals have been widely praised by fellow celebrities.

Fellow Aussie actress – and star of Netflix’s recent hit The Watcher – Naomi Watts led the charge, writing “This is so beautiful nic!!”

Academy Award winning West Side Story actress Ariana Debose wrote, “Sing beauty!” while Big Little Lies co-star Shailene Woodley added, “this is stunning my love!”

While her celebrity friends praised Nicole’s singing talents, it was the fans who were quick to make the connection to Nicole’s unforgettable turn in the movie musical Moulin Rouge. 

Nicole Kidman is married to country singer Keith Urban, which might have inspired her to get back into singing

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One fan left a comment under Nicole’s post, saying “Satine is alive” – referring to her character from Baz Luhrmann’s film. Another added, “I didn’t think I’d ever like anything more than you and Ewan singing Fly Away – but this is right here!”

In Moulin Rouge, Nicole Kidman played an all-singing, all-dancing French courtesan who falls in love with Ewan McGregor’s penniless poet. From singing Madonna classics like Material Girl to belting out the heartbreaking ballad Come What May, Nicole proved that she had the pipes.

When the soundtrack was released in 2001, the public also agreed that her vocals were up to the task - the album became the 20th best-selling album in the world that year, selling 4 million copies.

Though Nicole is no stranger to singing in films, she’s also had some success as a pop star in the past.

In 2001, she reached the top of the charts in the UK after dueting with British pop star Robbie Williams for a cover of Somethin’ Stupid, a song made famous by Frank and Nancy Sinatra.

Could we see Nicole Kidman swap the box office for the Billboard charts sometime soon? Judging by the fans’ reactions, she’s definitely got potential.

And she can always ask hubby, country superstar Keith Urban, for tips.

Jack Slater
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