Cool Videos: Singer performs Diva Plavalaguna opera from The Fifth Element
With the exception of Ruby Rhod, Luc Besson's epic sci-fi concoction THE FIFTH ELEMENT had plenty to like: Bruce Willis kicking ass, Milla Jovovich looking gorgeous and kicking ass, funky costumes, outlandish aliens, Gary Oldman gnawing scenery, a huge orb of space evil, Tiny Lister as the President, and a show-stopping vocal performance by a giant blue tentacle-headed lady.
At the time, singer Inva Mula reportedly claimed that composer Eric Serra's music for Diva Plavalaguna's "Diva Dance" was not humanly possible to achieve -- Mula's notes were strung together digitally for the scene. But Badass Digest dug up this vid from a couple years ago, in which an extraordinary singer essentially proves the impossible to be otherwise. Wild. (Original scene below for comparison.)
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|Extra Tidbit:||Plavalaguna was played by actress Ma´wenn Le Besco, who was engaged to Luc Besson when filming started. (Not so much after.) Ma´wenn also co-starred with Cecile de France in HAUTE TENSION.|