Current “Chicago” star Brandydecided to try belting out a tune while riding the 1 train recently, and the results were less than career-affirming. “There’s something different about NY. The energy and the drive of the people is just different. I like it,” she writes on her blog. “I decided to hit the subway and sing my little heart out. You’ve gottacheck out this video and see why this fun-filled morning left me asking: Can a Sistah get ONE fan?!”
“What you all thought of that? You thought that was cool,” she asks after serenading the straphangers, turning to her fellow riders — who don’t even make eye contact. “Nobody heard me singing? Nobody thought that was cool?” Way harsh, Upper West Siders.
But at least one rider — when pressed by Brandy directly — had some advice for her, suggesting she wasn’t selling herself strongly enough. “You’ve got talent, you’ve got to go for it,” he offers. “We’ve seen this a million times, you’ve got to do something different.” Even successful pop stars in Broadway shows need some constructive criticism every now and then, apparently.