Gorgeous [Craig C's Master Edit]
Label: Warner Records
After star-making turns in Wicked and Rent, Idina Menzel returns to the biggest artistic challenge of her life -- writing and singing her own songs. With no face paint to hide behind, Menzel acquits herself pretty honorably, marrying her scrappy voice to a slightly predictable single that morphs from average pop-rock to dancefloor anthem when remixed. Lior Magal takes the most liberties with her vocal track, with rewarding results; Tracy Young gets the prize for improving on the original while staying most faithful to it.