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"Mon Soleil" - Ashley Park

If there's anything people take away from my piss-poor legacy, I hope it's what a huge, unabashed fan of "Emily in Paris" I am and will continue to be. People love "90 Day Fiancee," "The Bachelor," and other garbage - allow me "Emily," which is at least harmless, kind of goofy fluff (which does, unfortunately, lean into some stereotypes, as the country of Ukraine knows). I have already watched Season 2 twice. And honestly my favorite part of this show (despite my crush on Camille Razart and Lily Collins channeling Audrey Hepburn hardcore) is Ashley Park. This woman has superstar written all over her. She's a bona fide Broadway star, and "Emily in Paris" has served as her pivot into the zeitgeist. 

"Emily in Paris" is also showcasing her vocal prowess front and center this season, with her covering BTS, "All By Myself," "Sympathtique," and Marilyn Monroe. But the real standout performance is the Freddy Wexler-penned original track, "Mon Soleil," which is a charming vehicle between Ashley/Mindy and her love interest, the street musician Benoit (Kevin Dias). It's a chill pop song that actually transcends the series, and makes for a Bossanova-flavored several minutes long escape.

If you haven't watched the show and don't plan on it, listen below:


I hope if we have a Season 3 of "Emily" ahead of us, they incorporate more musical numbers by Ashley Park into the show. And I hope to see way more of her going forward.

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