As the evil sea witch, Queen Latifah proved herself in a show that otherwise had the tide of high tide as the highly acclaimed eye-catcher.
She brought the bravery necessary to complete both the great dialogue and the even larger signature "Poor Unfortunate Souls," which was one of the best performances of the night.
Queen Latifah's performance was backed by a costume department that assembled an impressive ensemble worthy of one of Disney's greatest villains.
"Hello, yes, Disney? Please hire Queen Latifah for the live action Little Mermaid movie, please and thanks," wrote a Twitter user.
"Okay, there's nothing to see here, Queen Latifah killed it, everyone else can go home," wrote another.
Sadly, he had the costume The Department used a fraction of the effort to construct one of Ursula's tentacles for Shaggys Sebastian outfit. Maybe he would have come on stage in her "Oops I Did It Again" video with a little more crabs and less Britney Spears. 1
Cumulatively, however, there was little doubt about who turned out to be the queen of the sea and the stage.