Encore Radio’s Ultimate Musical: Winners Revealed

Encore Radio's Ultimate Musical
Photos: L to R Matt Crockett (Wicked), Johan Persson (Phantom of the Opera and Waitress), Matthew Murphy (Dear Evan Hansen), Craig Sugden (Come From Away), Alistair Muir (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Billy Elliot), ®Disney (The Lion King)

Thank you for voting for your favourite songs from your favourite musicals to create Encore Radio’s Ultimate Musical.


Here’s how your votes helped shape YOUR Ultimate Musical:

1. Best Opening Number
WINNER: Circle Of Life – The Lion King

Runners Up: Welcome To The Rock – Come From Away, Tradition – Fiddler On The Roof, No One Mourns The Wicked – Wicked

2. Best Character Introduction
WINNER: Alexander Hamilton – Hamilton

Runners Up: When You’re An Addams – The Addams Family, Hello – The Book of Mormon, Land Of Lola – Kinky Boots

3. Best Female Solo
WINNER: On My Own – Les Misérables
Runners Up: She Used To Be Mine – Waitress, And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going – Dreamgirls, Me And The Sky – Come From Away

4. Best School Song
WINNER: You’re In The Band – School of Rock
Runners Up: Revolting Children – Matilda, And You Don’t Even Know It – Everybody’s Talking About Jamie, School Song – Matilda

5. Best Comedy Song
WINNER: Master of the House – Les Misérables
Runners Up: The History Of Wrong Guys – Kinky Boots, Turn It Off – The Book of Mormon, Getting Married Today – Company

6. Best End Of Act One Song
WINNER: One Day More – Les Misérables
Runners Up: Defying Gravity – Wicked, Bat Out Of Hell – Bat Out Of Hell – The Musical, Suspend My Disbelief – Ghost The Musical

7. Best Ensemble Song
WINNER: You Will Be Found – Dear Evan Hansen
Runners Up: Seasons Of Love – Rent, My Shot – Hamilton, Do You Hear The People Sing? – Les Misérables

8. Best Duet
WINNER: For Good – Wicked
Runners Up: Suddenly Seymour – Little Shop of Horrors, Timeless To Me – Hairspray, Tonight – West Side Story

9. Best Male Solo
WINNER: Bring Him Home – Les Misérables
Runners Up: Waving Through A Window – Dear Evan Hansen, Electricity – Billy Elliot, Stars – Les Misérables

10. Best Dance Song
WINNER: Haus of Holbein – Six
Runners Up: Dancing Queen – Mamma Mia!, 42nd Street – 42nd Street, Time Warp – The Rocky Horror Show

11. Best Love Song
WINNER: All I Ask Of You – The Phantom of the Opera
Runners Up: Last Night of the World – Miss Saigon, A Whole New World – Aladdin, As Long As You’re Mine – Wicked

12. Best Finale Song
WINNER: You Can’t Stop The Beat – Hairspray
Runners Up: Tell Me It’s Not True – Blood Brothers, Steal Your Rock ‘N’ Roll – Memphis, Raise You Up/Just Be – Kinky Boots




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