I really love Barbra Streisand, but I know many criticize her for being a perfectionist. Perfectionism did serve Barbra well. She created great art with it, but then again the artistic area that she was largely successful in wasn’t what she really wanted. By reading Streisand: A Biography by Anne Edwards, I found out that she originally wanted to be an actress, but since she discovered her talent in singing, she pursued that in order to pay for her bills.
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Posted in Inspirational Stories, Music, tagged Anne Edwards, artistic area, Barbra, Barbra Streisand, biography, celebrities, entertainment, inspiration, inspirational, oscars, passion, perfectionism, Streisand, Streisand: A Biography, vision on October 19, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in Music, tagged american idol, Barbra Streisand, celebrities, Celine Dion, entertainment, facial expression, heejun, http www youtube, I Am... Sasha Fierce, idol, Jazmine Sullivan, Jessica, Jessica Sanchez, Michael Jackson, music, Randy Jackson, Steven Tyler, Sweet Dream, Whitney Houston on April 25, 2012 | 7 Comments »
I’ve been meaning to write about American Idol ever since I wrote this post about Heejun Han and Phillip Phillips. Back then, Idol wasn’t showing any footage of Jessica Sanchez, so it’s as if she didn’t exist at all. Suddenly, boom, she was introduced, and everyone was like Wow, what a voice!
Of course Jessica is a Filipina, so it’s kind of expected that I’ll be biased for her. Bias aside, I really do think that Jessica is one of the best singers in that competition. I do recognize that the competition is fierce. Every contestant has his or her great moments, but Jessica has been one of the consistent ones. If she wins, I think she deserves it. There are several complaints against Jessica, and the biggest one is the complaint about her personality. Let me go through each of these complaints and at the end address the really contradictory assessments about her personality.
I’ve been reading a lot of articles about Idol and also the comments on the articles. Most people agree that Jessica has an amazing voice especially since she’s only sixteen. Some of them do complain that she has no emotions which really discombobulates me. I mean the girl digs deep. My favorite performance is “Stuttering” by Jazmine Sullivan.
In the performance above, you really feel the pain that she feels. Even her facial expression matches what the song was all about. Seriously, how much more emotion do you need?
Posted in Music, tagged 4 sophia, cotton candy maker, Disneyland, Ellen, Ellen Show, kid, kids, Moment 4 Life, Nicki Minaj, pink suitcases, pop stars, Rosie, Sophia Grace, talented, Taylor Swift, The Ellen Show, youtube on March 10, 2012 | 28 Comments »
I just love these kids. I can’t get enough of them. Sophia Grace will become a great singer, and Rosie can become a dancer or a model. Here’s a compilation of all their videos so far.
1. Sophia Grace and Rosie perform a rap about Disney Land, and Ellen surprises them with pink suitcases!
2. Sophia Grace and Rosie backstage before they perform “Moment 4 Life.”
3. Sophia Grace and Rosie get a cotton candy maker. Their reaction is priceless!
Posted in Music, tagged american idol, Cowboy, dreams, fun, Funny, heejun han, Hollywood, J.Lo, Jennifer Lopez, loving season, music, philip phillips, Randy Jackson, reality show, reality shows, season 11, sing, singing, song, Steven Tyler on February 19, 2012 | 4 Comments »
I am a super American Idol fan, and I’m loving season 11. For me, the standouts so far are Heejun Han and Phillip PhillipsPhilip Phillips.
1. Heejun Han
I just love this guy! I know he talks himself down, but he does it in such a charming and funny way, so I get so entertained by his comments. He also has a pretty good voice.