Monday, April 22, 2024

(Video) Charlie Puth Heads for Oscars with Diane Warren-Penned Hit Song for “The One and Only Ivan”


Charlie Puth– despite his Subway commercials– is a keeper. He’s got a hit with a Diane Warren penned anthem called “Free” from “The One and Only Ivan,” now streaming on DisneyPlus. “Free” could be Diane Warren’s 12th Oscar nominated song. It’s one of her very best ever, and Puth’s performance is sensational. The video was released today, but Puth’s fans have to get the word out. Charlie Puth is a contemporary musician who I think has tremendous potential. He’s already had some hits but he’s far from hitting his stride yet. This video and song will surely help.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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