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We need to discuss Pierce Brosnan's singing in Mamma Mia 2

The best worst thing about it.


Sure, I’ve seen the musical, but not the original movie. With all the hype around the sequel, Here We Go Again, I just had to give in to my hatred for actors miming their own auto-tuned recordings.

Irish people have gone crazy for it, with the official soundtrack reaching number one in the charts.

It’s only right that I get in on it.

Without having seen the original on screen, I was shocked to hear that my beloved Pierce Brosnan can’t sing.


Pierce plays architect Sam, one of Sophie’s possible fathers, a role that you would never really have a former Bond set aside for.

He told The Irish Sun that his Irishness was a factor in taking the role:

I’m by no means a great singer, but I like to sing. It’s the Irish in me that loves to sing and dance and twirl.

You can’t argue with that.

While I laughed at Cher’s rendition of Fernando, and cringed at Dominic Cooper ruining One Of Us, I didn’t think Pierce’s melancholy SOS was THAT bad.

Not everyone agreed.

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Pierce responded to the backlash after the first movie, and his SOS duet with Meryl Streep. Basically, he doesn’t give a shite. He was positively dying to get stuck back in.

Am I excited? Yes, I’m excited. I don’t know if the people will be excited, but one way or the other I shall sing again, whether they like it or not. I don’t care what they say! I love my voice! I think that it will grow on people. They will always just want to hear a little singing from me.

This is BDE.

However, he noticeably didn’t get as much singing time.

Please let’s just revisit it for a second.

Source: MagicMovieMan1/YouTube

Look at that determination. Admirable.

However, Pierce is a lesson to us all to not look at past criticisms and just MOVE ON ahead if it’s something you enjoy.

Hey, some people even liked him. And he’s loving life!

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Here we go again ... ten years on ... Mamma Mia ...the dads

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If nothing else, it’s an amusing way to achieve that collective viewing feeling you want from the cinema.

We can all agree that he’s a great Mamma Mia dad.

Sing your lil heart out, Pierce.


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