At long last, Ursula is singing her delightfully evil song. A new clip from The Little Mermaid features Melissa McCarthy as Ursula singing “Poor Unfortunate Souls,” her iconic Disney villain song. Thus far, we’ve gotten sneak peeks at other songs from the movie, such as “Part of Your World” and “Kiss the Girl.” We also got a clip of Daveed Giggs as Sebastian singing “Under the Sea.” Now we finally get to see McCarthy’s take on “Poor Unfortunate Souls” with all the melodrama and theatrics we expect from Ursula. Many had doubts about Melissa McCarthy playing Ursula, and some felt singer Lizzo deserved the role. But in this clip from The Little Mermaid, McCarthy gives the haters a run for their money.
Disney is Giving Melissa McCarthy’s Ursula the Spotlight with “The Little Mermaid” Clips and TV Spots
This actually isn’t the first time we have heard McCarthy’s Ursula sing “Poor Unfortunate Souls.” Yesterday a TV spot was released in which McCarthy sings the second chorus. It also showed us more of Ursula than ever, showing her deceiving Ariel with the help of her creepy-looking eel slaves, Flotsom and Jetsom. Check out that TV spot below:
Disney also treated us to a BTS clip with Melissa McCarthy going through the Ursula transformation process in The Little Mermaid. That footage can be seen in the tweet below:
— Walt Disney Studios (@DisneyStudios) May 16, 2023
Ursula is a Poor Unfortunate Soul
Melissa McCarthy recently said that her take on Ursula in The Little Mermaid is much more empathetic. Being banished and exiled by her own brother (King Triton), McCarthy’s Ursula is “broken” and “damaged.” We’ve seen Ursula is power-hungry and vengeful, but McCarthy is turning Ursula into a woman scorned. And we all know what that saying is, don’t we?
While we’re all excited to see Melissa McCarthy sing in this clip from The Little Mermaid, we’re all still wondering about the changes to the lyrics. We will likely hear them when the movie and the full soundtrack are released. The Little Mermaid hits theaters on May 26.