Noah Reid - "Simply The Best (Tina Turner Cover)"
Most people know him as Patrick from Schitt’s Creek. Comedic straight man, who plays the adorably sensible counterpart to the show’s lead character. Noah Reid is the kind of actor that will constantly surprise you with their depth and talent. In 2016, he received a Canadian Screen Award nomination for Best Original Song for his work in the feature film People Hold On, and In 2019, he won a Canadian Screen Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for his stellar work on Schitt's Creek.
This song has just been popping up in my life a lot lately. It was sung around the office a lot last week, and this past weekend, I saw it performed live at the Schitt’s Creek Live Talk Back.
The original, iconic, version is legendary, and anyone attempting to recreate Tina’s magic, is crazy, but this quiet, tender, heartfelt version captured something breathtakingly true. It captured the feeling you let yourself fall into in the beginning of a relationship. During the whirlwind of romance and laughter, when you are breathless with joy and you look over at the person and can not stop smiling, only to get nervous hoping they like you back as much as you are beginning to like them. This is the magic Noah Reid found.
So today, holding hope in hands like a hummingbird, I choose Noah Reid’s version of Tina Turner’s "Simply The Best” from Schitt’s Creek as my, here I go again, maybe this time, life is a cabaret, song for a, shed the skin that is restricting your movement, don’t be so precious with it, wake up Pearl, Tuesday.