Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has released another story centered around the singing sensation of Hogwarts and all other magical Potter-world regions. Behold the backstory on singing sorceress Celestina Warbeck.


In article for The Today Show, Rowling wrote that character, "Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite 'off-stage' characters in the Harry Potter series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived 'Daily Prophet' series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury." And now she will live again in the short story Rowling has released via Today Show on her Pottermore website.

Here's a little snippet from the scribbles:

Celestina has sometimes lent her name and talents to good causes, such as raising funds for St Mungo's Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries with a recording of Puddlemere United's anthem 'Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here'. More controversially, Celestina was vocal in her disagreement when the Ministry of Magic sought to impose restrictions on how the wizarding community was allowed to celebrate Hallowe'en.

Some of Celestina's best-known songs include You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me and A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love. Her fans are usually older people who love her grandstanding style and powerful voice. The late 20th-century album You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have My Heart was a massive global hit.


And if you want more, we've included a video of Celestina Warbeck and the Banshees performing in Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando (above). They're actually amazing.

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