Lizzo already delighted us with a surprise cameo on one epic nerdy property, Star Wars‘ The Mandalorian. But could we see her in one of the elven realms of Middle-earth next? Someone alert The Rings of Power‘s team that it’s time to get Lizzo onto the show. While that’s all just wishful thinking, Lizzo did transform into her elven alter-ego Lizzolas and shared an epic The Lord of the Rings musical performance via her Instagram. The celebrated singer, rapper, and musician even got out her elf ears for the occasion. We absolutely love it. Take a look below and experience Lizzo’s rendition of Howard Shore’s “Concerning Hobbits” from The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Rings‘ soundtrack.
I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, no matter what form it takes, “Concerning Hobbits” always touches the heart. Recorders are instruments more typically associated with young children huffing out off-pitch noises. But in Lizzo’s hands the recorder becomes a fine tool to create The Lord of the Rings magic. We feel like Hobbits would like the recorder more than elves, so we have to assume Lizzolas is humoring her Hobbiton friends. But that’s the kind of friendship we like to see among the many denizens of Middle-earth.
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power continues the tradition of elven song that is featured in the movies and J.R.R. Tolkien’s works. And this precedent means there would be plenty of room for Lizzo to appear, with or without her recorder. Perhaps Lizzolas could even have a duet with Princess Disa, whose powerful voice struck a transcendent chord in season one of The Lord of the Rings series. The elves and dwarves will need one another in season two… At least if Durin and Elrond have anything to say about it.
In the meanwhile, we’ll stay eagerly tuned for more nerdy stylings from Lizzo. We always love a star who isn’t afraid to embrace what they love.