I responded by citing the only song reference to Aurora Borealis that I knew of (although, when I listened to the above piece, I recognized it), namely the stellar standard "Midnight Sun." Lady Ella's version is among the better ones out there:
I declared Fitzgerald the undisputed champion in this undeclared competition. After the final bell and the ringside announcement, I leave the replay and post factum judgment to you, patient reader.
Substitute nearly any songster/songstress' version, and there would be no change in the verdict. How about Carmen McRae? Hers was the first rendition I knew, so there will always be a soft spot for it.
I take that back: June Christy's was the first version I heard, and I prefer it above the others:
Hope I catch some of the star show.