As a villainous witch, Queen Latifah proved to be the most lauded position on the show, which otherwise had ebb and flow, so to speak.
She brought the courage needed to pull both the great dialogue and the even greater signature number, "Poor Unhappy Souls," which was one of the best performances of the night.
The performance of Queen Latifah was further aided by the costume department, which assembled an impressive ensemble worthy of one of Disney's greatest villains.
"Hello, yes, Disney? Please hire Queen Latifah for the live-action The Little Mermaid Movie. Please, thank you," wrote a Twitter user.
"All right, there's nothing more to see here. Queen Latifah killed him. Everyone else can go home," another wrote.
Unfortunately I had the suit on, the department was using a fraction of the effort put into building one of Ursula's tentacles to Sebastien Shaggy's outfit, maybe he would have hit the stage in something a bit like crabs and less Britney Spears in her video "Oh, I did it again." [1
Cumulatively, however, there was little question as to who turned out to be this queen of the sea and stage.