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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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  1. Rene PIEKARZ

    May 24, 2019 at 7:54 am

    Cam and Jos for sure!!

  2. Debbie

    May 24, 2019 at 9:32 am

    Chase

  3. Dona

    May 24, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Joss then Cameron both were awesome

  4. Susan

    May 24, 2019 at 10:04 am

    Franco and Dr. O

    • mary surdynski

      May 24, 2019 at 1:43 pm

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

  5. Alesha Nelson

    May 24, 2019 at 10:42 am

    Cam and Josslyn.

    • mary surdynski

      May 24, 2019 at 1:44 pm

      Joss was perfect,love her

  6. Rodd

    May 24, 2019 at 11:11 am

    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!

  7. BarBara Amador

    May 24, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Joss all the way

  8. nancy dillingham

    May 24, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    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

      May 24, 2019 at 4:00 pm

      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 Morrison.
      ((I heard them many times, My mom, Grandparents still get down to them, I checked out and have played their tunes))
      But- the songs of the Ball= 2 thumbs down.

      Heey Boomers!!
      — Rock ‘n’ Roll Will Never Die — !!

      Those were the days huh.
      And betcha when driving you are tuned into Your Golden Oldies! Singing along reminiscing of the day.
      And– the Nurses Ball music choice Stunk!

      So- which of them were the best… I gotta say none because of the songs they performed.

      • nancy dillingham

        May 24, 2019 at 4:41 pm

        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 of the old radio (for better reception) and listen to Patti Page, Kay Starr (“Cross over the Bridge”–can still remember all the words to that one), etc.) And, of course, I’ve been playing Bob Dylan’s winner “Time out of Mind” this week. And I have to play Jerry Jeff Walker’s classic “Ridin’ High” ever now and then. I do love music; I’m all over the map, as you can tell.

      • Patrick

        May 25, 2019 at 1:33 am

        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

        May 25, 2019 at 7:40 am

        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.

  9. Violet Lemm

    May 24, 2019 at 5:33 pm

    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 good singers.

    • Shay

      May 24, 2019 at 8:03 pm

      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

        May 24, 2019 at 10:24 pm

        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

          May 25, 2019 at 10:46 pm

          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

        May 25, 2019 at 11:26 am

        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

          May 25, 2019 at 11:09 pm

          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 called….I just like the idea of Kathleen Gati having a place to showcase Obrecht’s amazing talent 24/7, 352 days a year, because she really is that awesome, no matter the genre of music she performs. It’s all topnotch with this superb songstress in the equation!

      • Reed

        April 22, 2020 at 5:13 pm

        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 invasion that is your viewing habits. The Cliff Notes version just isn’t the same!

    • alic

      May 25, 2019 at 7:42 am

      Franco was horrible.

  10. aria

    May 24, 2019 at 6:17 pm

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

  11. Helen

    May 24, 2019 at 8:19 pm

    Cam

  12. Michelle

    May 24, 2019 at 10:08 pm

    Cameron Performs “North Star”

  13. S.Harsh

    May 25, 2019 at 1:11 am

    Cam

  14. Angela Slarks

    May 25, 2019 at 7:06 am

    Chase was the best

  15. Sophia

    May 25, 2019 at 7:12 pm

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

  16. Grace

    May 26, 2019 at 12:52 pm

    Chase

  17. Jamesj75

    May 29, 2019 at 1:54 pm

    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)

  18. Suzanna Rodriguez

    May 30, 2019 at 11:03 am

    Franco and Dr. O

  19. Gloria

    September 20, 2019 at 8:23 am

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

  20. casbah7

    May 27, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    Chase

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