We Need To Talk About Hilary Duff’s Solo In ‘Raise Your Voice’ Because It Is Batshit Insane
There’s nothing more ‘00s than TV stars from Nickelodeon and Disney branching out and trying their hand at more mature roles.
Amanda Bynes did it best in What a Girl Wants. Miley Cyrus gave acting a crack after Hannah Montana ended. But we’re here to talk about Hilary Duff and, specifically, her role in 2004 film Raise Your Voice.
This movie. What a masterpiece. For the uninitiated, the story follows Hilary as an aspiring singer, who gets accepted into a prestigious arts program after her brother applies for her…err, just before he died in a car accident. Yeah, there’s a lot happening.
Make no mistake, there are many questionable plot points from beginning to end. It’s a shitshow and I love every second of it.
y’all remember ‘raise your voice’ w/ hilary duff when her brother gets her into a prestigious music program bc he sent in a video of her singing into a hairbrush?
— madison🦋 (@melodramadison) November 12, 2018
But I’m here to talk about one specific scene where Terri (Hilary’s character) sings in front of her classmates and seems to impress everyone. As Max Grossman noted in a viral tweet from earlier this year, this is clearly not Hilary’s singing voice. It is just bonkers.
Pls enjoy Hilary Duff’s solo:
Remember in Raise Your Voice when they dubbed 3 different voices in this one vocal riff? pic.twitter.com/GZZGWDVikx
— Max Grossman (@GrossmanMax) January 14, 2019
SERIOUSLY… WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT?!
it’s the best part
— ¯_(ツ)_/¯🏳️🌈 (@nothsispatrice) January 14, 2019
Let’s watch it again:
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— i do like her (@CellyClarkson) March 24, 2019
It is absolutely baffling. How did anyone watch this scene (me included) and not question how this ever got through the editing phase?
Where are THEIR oscars???
— Bareback Contessa (@BL0WJ0BPRINCESS) January 14, 2019
I have so many questions…
Just how awkward was filming this scene knowing that at least 4 different people are singing behind her 😂
— خاااالد (@ShawarmaHoe69) March 25, 2019
But I’ve decided I’m not going to wonder why it happened but instead just be grateful that we have evidence of this iconic lip syncing fail. I can’t believe the same person who gifted us The Lizzie McGuire Movie AND iconic album Metamorphosis also did this. Hilary Duff gave us so much. We are unworthy.
And it looks like Hilary has some competition.
Hilary Duff singing for her classmates in Raise Your Voice pic.twitter.com/PTiIcp35uq
— Spencer Barrett (@spencerbarrett) March 28, 2019
Anyways, I’m off to rewatch this Hilary Duff classic because it is genuinely THE BEST.
@ me when you guys are ready to discuss real problems… like Hilary Duff’s Oscar snub for her iconic role in Raise Your Voice pic.twitter.com/nACa8l5M9F
— Aasha Collins (@aashacollinsxo) April 24, 2018
raise your voice starring Hilary Duff is a cinematic masterpiece
— jenn (@jennifer_reber) May 22, 2019