I don't get out much ...

Discussion in 'Entertainment' started by jimpeel, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    because I tend to stay in TRW; but once in a while something comes along which drives me to post in other forums.

    This is one of those times.

    With over 24.5 million views and still climbing -- it has gained 700,000 in the last hour -- I present to you one of the most delightful surprise you will ever enjoy.


    A previous 1999 effort:


    Enjoy. I know you will.
  2. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    She is a very talented singer... so unexpected. There's also an opera dude from an earlier season of that tv show who was phenomenal.
  3. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    If I hadn't read what jim said the video being a surprise I would have thought it was a joke.
    She sings pretty well, I enjoyed that.
  4. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

  5. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    holy shit are those two good.
  6. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    So how many of you were brought to tears by her performance? I confess that I was.

    She is so phenomenal; and before this, she was one of society's invisible people because she doesn't have the looks.

    By the way, she sings as well a capella as she does with a full orchestra. CLICK HERE and go to the video of the Early Show interview about half way down the page.
  7. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    Yep, they are.

    Jim, you should watch the opera guy too. He will make you feel pretty emotional as well.
  8. IDLEchild

    IDLEchild Well-Known Member

    Her movie writes it self. A woman out of some little unheard of town with a voice that puts most pros to shame.
  9. IDLEchild

    IDLEchild Well-Known Member

    Her video may also hold a new Youtube record: The first video where the comments didn't break into racial poop slinging or unnerving homophobic commentary right away.
  10. jimpeel

    jimpeel Well-Known Member

    I saw him when he was fresh and new and wowed them with that voice. It was refreshing to see him again. Thanks.
  11. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    I saw her sing on YT a week or so ago...lovely voice indeed. Maybe she'll go as far as Potts.

    What I didn't like was the judge's statements - they basically told her that she surprised them because they were sure she'd be a loser, because of her age and looks..and they thought the audience was feeling the same.

    If they'd kept that bit to themselves, it would've been better.
  12. randomJACKASS

    randomJACKASS Banned

    I DESPISE shows like American Idol. I'm content to get my music from streams and Sirius Satellite Radio, but that woman is incredible! Obviously she hasn't got "the look" that seems to be so all important, but a talent like that should be heard and appreciated no matter what else about her isn't the typical cookie cutter "star" type....

    I'd heard of her but not heard her yet. Thank you Jim!
  13. Luis G

    Luis G <i><b>Problemator</b></i> Staff Member

    She didn't win, she got 2nd place... :rolleyes:

    Anyway, she didn't even need to win the show, she is known and liked worldwide, more even than the group of dancers that got the 1st place.
  14. BeardofPants

    BeardofPants New Member

    I read that if you make the top 3 you're pretty much guaranteed a recording contract. Hope it works out for her.
  15. Gonz

    Gonz molṑn labé Staff Member

    Top 3? Probabaly the top 10. I'd think you'd be better off not winning. Then you can negotiate your contract.
  16. MrBishop

    MrBishop Well-Known Member

    She ain't taking the loss too well
  17. Professur

    Professur Well-Known Member

    Could be because of her lousy opening day reviews too.
  18. 2minkey

    2minkey bootlicker

    i hear these days that's about as cool as a prison sentence.

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