I was in the mood for a good musical this weekend so I watched the 2003 cult-classic Camp. This indie film, written and directed by Todd Graff and produced by Danny DeVito, is about an upstate New York performing arts summer camp based on Todd’s true-life experiences at Stagedoor Manor summer camp.
In my opinion, the film is not that good. The acting is bad and I was confused as to what was going on half the time. BUT, and that’s a big BUT, the vocalists were pretty awesome in particular one girl. The movie opens with her singing and then you are pretty much hooked. Well played, Todd Graff. Luckily, I found her opening song on YouTube so you can see what I mean.
So now that you’ve watched it and are probably also confused about what is going on (I still have no idea), tell me that you aren’t saying in your head, “Who is that girl?!” That girl is Sasha Allen.
Sasha grew up in Harlem and went to LaGuardia High School of Performing Arts in NYC. At 17 she signed with Elektra records and then later was signed by Arista Records, but both times failed contracts lead her to pursue acting instead of singing – landing her the role of “Dee” Camp. Sasha has made a career of being a backup vocalist for some of the best names in music including Alicia Keys, Christina Aguilera, John Legend, Celine Dion, David Bowie and Leona Lewis. Has your jaw dropped from Sasha’s resume yet?!
Well now I’m about to put it over the top…
Rumor has it that Sasha is going to be on The Voice TONIGHT at 8pm ET! Now the even cooler part is I’m curious as how they are going to “play this” because Sasha was backup vocalist for none other than The Voice coach Usher as well! Will he pick her? Will she pick him? Is this unfair to the other contestants? or do we not care because she is soooo good!
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To get you prepared for tonight here are some of my fave Sasha Allen performances.