Did Nicole Kidman sing 'The Undoing' theme song? A look at her music career and epic viral video with Keith Urban
Nicole Kidman croons a soft rendition of ‘Dream A Little Dream of Me’ over the opening credits of her new HBO thriller
You may remember her for her roles in movies like ‘Eyes Wide Shut’ and ‘The Hours’ or even her stint on television in ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ and ‘Big Little Lies’ but Nicole Kidman will now tug at your heartstrings with her voice. The 53-year-old actor is back on the small screen as Grace Fraser in ‘The Undoing’. Guess what? Not only is she spilling magic on the screen but also mesmerizing listeners with her singing skills.
HBO's ‘The Undoing’ follows the life of Grace, who is “living the only life she ever wanted for herself.” Her bio describes her as a successful therapist on the brink of publishing her first book living with her husband and young son who attends an elite private school in New York City. Weeks before her book is published, a chasm opens in her life; a violent death, a missing husband, and in the place of a man Grace thought she knew, only a chain of terrible revelations.
The ‘Batman Forever’ star herself croons a soft rendition of ‘Dream A Little Dream of Me’ over the opening credits of her new HBO thriller. As dreamy images of a young girl with red curls pop up, her voice echoes through hearts and minds. If you're surprised to know that Kidman is singing on the show, you'll be astonished to know that she has sung several songs earlier too.
Did you know she got a Golden Globe nomination for her song in ‘Moulin Rouge’? To be precise, her discography includes one spoken word album, one extended play, three singles, three music videos, ten other appearances and a number of unreleased tracks.
In 2001, she first took the mike for the soundtrack album to Baz Luhrmann's movie and her duet with Ewan McGregor entitled ‘Come What May’ became the eighth highest-selling single by an Australian artist. Nominated for Golden Globes as the Best Original Song, it was also listed as the eighty-fifth within AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs by American Film Institute.
She then followed up her musical success with a cover for Frank and Nancy Sinatra ‘Somethin' Stupid’ in a common duet with singer-songwriter Robbie Williams. Released by Chrysalis as the lead of his fourth studio album ‘Swing When You're Winning’, it soon went on to top the charts. A year later, she dropped her third single, a cover of Randy Crawford's ‘One Day I'll Fly Away’. A Tony Philips remix of the track became the pilot single of ‘Moulin Rouge! Vol 2’.
In 2006, she contributed to the OST of Happy Feet on a rendition of Prince's ‘Kiss’. What's more, she was also featured on the Nine soundtrack and was credited on a track called ‘What's the Procedure’ on the compilation ‘I Know Why They Call It Pop: Volume 2 by Rok Lok Records’. In 2012, she also released an audiobook.
Nonetheless, her vocals in the opening theme of ‘The Undoing’ captivated many hearts. "I have NO clue where the plotline of The Undoing is going but I think I’m hooked. Also, Nicole Kidman is STUNNING AND she sings the theme song?" one viewer said and another posted, "Nicole Kidman singing the theme song to her new series is what I needed this Sunday evening."
Nicole Kidman singing the theme song to her new series is what I needed this Sunday evening.— Jean-Paul Bevilacqua (@jpbevi) October 26, 2020
I have NO clue where the plotline of The Undoing is going but I think I’m hooked. Also, Nicole Kidman is STUNNING AND she sings the theme song? 🥰🥰🥰— 😷**WEAR A DAMN MASK**😷 (@Fool_4_Music) October 26, 2020
And if her contribution to the music world wasn't enough, remember how she broke the Internet after a clip of her singing with husband Keith Urban surfaced? In 2016, Urban and Kidman released an epic Carpool Karaoke-esque video of themselves singing along to Urban and Carrie Underwood’s duet, ‘The Fighter’.
The adorable clip was posted to Urban’s social media accounts and raked in millions of views. “Oh my God, I love this song,” Kidman gushed and Urban laughed, “Good, thank goodness...” in the opening of the video.