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GH Poll: What Was Your Favorite Musical Performance At The Nurses’ Ball?

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This week saw the conclusion of the four-part GH Nurses’ Ball 2019. Throughout the episodes, several of the cast members of the ABC daytime drama series took to the stage to perform musical numbers through the lens of their characters.

Now it’s time for you to weigh-in and let us know what was your favorite musical performance? Is it sultry Ava’s (Maura West), “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You”, Cameron Webber’s (Wiliam Lipton) original song, “North Star”, the GH Nurses rendition of “Best of My Love”, Josslyn Jacks’ (Eden McCoy) emotional “A List Of Things To Do”, Chase’s (Josh Swickard) rousing “Something Just Like This”, Liesl Obrecht and her buddy, Franco’s take on “Guilty”, Ned (Wally Kurth) and Olivia Falconeri’s (Lisa LoCicero) “Get Closer”, or Valentin Cassadine’s (James Patrick Stuart) version of “Nothing Without You”?

Cast your vote below in our poll, but before you do, you may want to check the performances again at the bottom of the post before you make your selection.

Then let us know in the comment section your thoughts on the best performance.

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Rene PIEKARZ
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Rene PIEKARZ

Cam and Jos for sure!!

Debbie
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Debbie

Chase

Dona
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Dona

Joss then Cameron both were awesome

Susan
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Susan

Franco and Dr. O

mary surdynski
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mary surdynski

DR O and Franco were awesome.I was so happy watching them

Alesha Nelson
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Alesha Nelson

Cam and Josslyn.

mary surdynski
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mary surdynski

Joss was perfect,love her

Rodd
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Rodd

They were all so good this year that it was difficult to pick just one. I went with Cameron’s song, but the Nurses did a really wonderful job and I failed to mention that before. Great job!

BarBara Amador
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BarBara Amador

Joss all the way

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Without doubt, Cam’s “north star”! That young man is a natural, so comfortable on stage.
Next, Ned and Olivia–though I think they could have made a better choice in song.
Ava? I squirmed a bit, I must admit. (Ahem!)
Chase’s was a bit of a disappointment. He’s a good singer, but, again, the song choice was not the best.
Valentin–not scintillating. His piano playing is proficient–and, I suppose, his singing.
Meh!

su000
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su000

Hi Nancy! 🙂 Ava performed- Film noir sultry female singers were mostly poised on a piano, it was the sexy thing back in that era. lol Ava was Vamping according to those days/song.. She did well.. But I gotta say; the choice of songs were all lowkey sleepers and weepers.. Not one toe-tapper so to say.. Now– the Boomers (the huge percent of soap fans) were from the era of Chuck Berry, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard etc. or= The Rolling Stones, Beatles, Led Zeppelin (still a fav to All gens) The Doors (forever great) Velvet Underground, The Who, Van… Read more »

nancy dillingham
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nancy dillingham

Hey again, su! I do like a range of music–and I’m an alt country fan forever. Am liking the sisters Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer’s new album. And give me some Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings anytime! Emmylou Harris is a perennial favorite. And, of course, I can still sing all the words to the songs I used to hear on the radio back in the day. You wouldn’t remember “Your Hit Parade”; I used to sneak in the house as my sister and I were using the old wooden (yes!) push mower and put my hand on the back… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

You can clearly tell that Mike has run it’s course.. to prop, Sonny… mentions at this year Nurse’ Ball… that they performed

mentions Summertime

OKAY Mike “did” engage

alic
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alic

I agree with you. The songs were yawners, and even Ava did not top her performance from last tear, which I loved. I can still see the look on Sonny’s face! The performances were also lackluster.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

My vote is for Kathleen Gati-minus Franco. I don’t think singing is his strong suit, maybe alone, never heard him sing, but him chiming in with her, spoiled it for me. Her voice is beautiful alone. The year she sang You Were Always On My Mind to Nathan and daughter Britt, just tore me up. The rest of the performers were good, and did their best. I did miss Magic Milo, who is always a winner. I would have enjoyed a surprise performer, someone totally unexpected, and never heard from before. I loved Epiphany and the other nurses. They are… Read more »

Shay
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Shay

Exactly, Violet!!!! Dr. O can always stand alone on her own talent….no co-star required! Franco’s stilted addition to the song simply interrupted KG’s incredible mojo as Port Charles’ resident NB diva…..but she was still magnificent! The GH showrunners should definitely have Liesl purchase her own nightclub in order for her to incorporate a regular cabaret act into the show! She totally has both the voice and versatility to perform a wide range of musical offerings! More Dr. O please!

Harry
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Harry

Right? I mean, when did Franco become the little joiner? I was so enjoying the purity of Kathleen’s pitch-perfect voice before Kermit the Frog decided to join in.

Shay
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Shay

Tell me about it, Harry! Are Franco and his lovely Liz destined to be the “Ozzie and Harriet” of Port Charles? Next thing you know, he’ll be wanting to lead a pack of Cub Scouts on their summer camping trip! All of this sweetly domesticated, pillar of the community-style reformation really doesn’t suit Franco’s once-mirthful madman of murderous misdeeds persona. The change is simply too great to be plausible.

Violet Lemm
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Violet Lemm

Shay
OMG, what a wonderful idea. I would love to see something like that come to fruition..They might call it the Wizard of O’s. The possibilities are endless.

Shay
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Shay

Yes, Violet! The possibilities are indeed endless! Given her mysterious Dr. O moniker, there are so many clever names for a club that could be drawn upon by Liesl! Simply “O!” would say it all, or how about “O My!” Or “O No!” The there’s “Liesl O’s”—-sort of a play on the famous “Jackie O,” or the slightly naughty “Big O’s!” Whatever its title, I envisage some decadent, atmospheric, slightly shady den of iniquity circa the late ‘20’s Weimar Republic…we could expect no less from this glorious bad gal goddess! Lol….Quite frankly, I don’t care what her nightspot would be… Read more »

Reed
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Reed

Shay, it was nice chatting with you on the 56th (anniversary thread). Still wading through to see what I missed during my sabbatical. Brilliant idea about the nightclub, PC needs one again! The talent should be allowed to shine more than once a year—or during the occasional karaoke at The Rib. I’m not a song and dance guy by any means but dare I say that some of those performances (especially over the years) were rousing? In complete agreement on the supremely talented Kathleen Gati. I hope you’ll be able to find time once again for GH amid the British… Read more »

alic
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alic

Franco was horrible.

aria
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aria

young Cameron was great, and then chase, jossylyn, Franco w/ lies.

Helen
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Helen

Cam

Michelle
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Michelle

Cameron Performs “North Star”

S.Harsh
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S.Harsh

Cam

Angela Slarks
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Angela Slarks

Chase was the best

Sophia
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Sophia

I wanted to vote for more than one perforrmer. Cameron, josh, chase, valentin

Grace
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Grace

Chase

Jamesj75
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Jamesj75

Cameron hands-down! Vocal performance, guitar-playing, songwriting, emotion!

Also, nice to see much love given to songs from the 1970s:
Get Closer (Seals & Crofts)
Guilty (Barbra Streisand/Barry Gibb)
Best of My Love (Emotions)

Suzanna Rodriguez
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Suzanna Rodriguez

Franco and Dr. O

Gloria
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Gloria

I think FRANCO WAS GREAT!!! Watch out, John Travolta!!!! He and Dr. OBRECHT were ABSOLUTELY the best!!!

casbah7
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casbah7

Chase

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Willis was last seen on GH in 2015 as a spirit and created the role back in 2001.

The actress took to social media and shared:”A little clip of my surprise return on @generalhospitalabc What a wonderful experience reminiscing with my favorite cast & crew.”

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Check out Courtney’s post below.

What did you think of the moment having Courtney be there for Mike at the end of his life? Share your thoughts in the comment section.

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