( Text link )What? "The Magic Inside"
Who? Daniel Ingram (music and lyrics), Amy Keating Rogers (lyrics)
Which? Show song
When? November 2015
Why? While Season Five's "The Mane Attraction" was a decent episode all round, there's no doubt that its highlight was the performance of Lena Hall as Countess Coloratura. She was fine in her talking parts, and good in the other songs she was given – but this one was something very special. Hall belted out her ballad with fantastic assurance and belief, matching up with Rara's journey in the episode. I was especially happy that they kept in the odd slightly rough note, giving it a "live" feel and providing a contrast with the deliberately autotuney "The Spectacle". It'll never happen, I know, but I'd love to hear Hall sing this live in a big concert venue. I've chosen this particular video (from Hasbro's own account) as it's the best quality version freely available, without any show sound effects. If you prefer it with those, there's BronyDE's clip from the episode itself.