Renee Zellweger Teams Up With Sam Smith For Jubilant 'Get Happy' Cover

By Katrina Nattress

September 26, 2019

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To celebrate the release of Judy, Renee Zellweger and Sam Smith have shared a charismatic take on the classic Judy Garland song "Get Happy." The track was originally performed in the 1950 film Summer Stock, and the pair's cover will appear on the film's soundtrack, which also sees Zellweger taking on iconic songs like “For Once in My Life,” “Come Rain or Come Shine” and “Over the Rainbow.”

“When I was 17 years old, I did a project on Judy Garland for my Film Studies A-Level,” Smith shared in a statement. “I was immediately immersed into the magic of Judy and her incredibly brave and triumphant story. She has remained as one of the icons of my life. She was one of the bravest humans out there and her vulnerability and honesty in her art still gives me goose bumps like it did the first time. It was truly an honor to sing with Renée. Nobody could have played Judy as well as Renée, and it is a career highlight for me to be singing with her, and in some small way, with Judy. I hope everyone loves the film as much as I did.” ​

Judy hits theaters on Friday (September 27). Listen to Zellweger and Smith's duet below.

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