But all that would be for naught if she was bad in the role. Just think of all the breathless hype around last year's big movie musical. It looked pretty ridiculous once the smart people realized that the movie was more promising than it was good.
So thank heavens that Watson can actually sing. She shows off her ability in this minute-long preview clip for the song "Belle" in a pretty idyllic-seeming French village. Why is she so anxious to run off again? Well, admittedly this clip doesn't include Gaston. We imagine he has something to do with her flight instinct.
Check out the clip below.