Before Singing ~ I'm not nervous. More excited than anything. They don't have a sound system, meaning no microphone. Just a CD player. I hope everyone will be able to hear me. Song Choice: The One & Only ~ Nessun Dorma.
After Singing ~ I did okay. But I got the hiccups while I was singing ! But I pulled through like a good soldier (I think). That is either the 1st or 2nd time that has happened to me ! Everyone could hear me just fine though. So that was a relief. I made it too the finals too. So Excited !
August 4, 2012 ~ Finals.
Before Singing ~ It's raining a bit. Everyone is outside under tents though. I am warming up. My dress is a bit wet too. Oh well... The Drenched Soprano is okay with me. Like something out of "Breakfast at Tiffany's" (Audrey Hepburn). :) There are 2 age divisions. The winner from each division gets back onstage for a sing-off to pick out a Grand Champion. I hope I will do alright !
After Singing ~ I selected Puccini's Nessum Dorma ~ Dad said I did very well. So did Grandma (But of course she would say that. She would say that even if I stunk !) My Mom wanders around when I sing because she is so nervous. Why should she be nervous if I am singing? I should be nervous !
I Received the Only Standing Ovation thus far, so I think I did well. :) A few minutes later... I was Awarded the Youth Division Championship and onward to the Championship Round. 20 minutes later...
After each Show, I am signing more autographs and giving more interviews and taking Fan Photos. In fact, I signed some very good classic professional musicians stage shirts. ~ Elvis said that's when you know they still love or like you. Maybe some day.
I am singing in the Grand Championship Round? Versus A Hard Rock Girls Band. That ought to be hard for the judges. A child Classical Crossover/Opera Singer and a local Hard Rock Girls Band.
Grand Championship Round ~
In the Grand Championship - I have selected to Sing the Spanish 1940's Classic ~ Besame Mucho. I was dissapointed with myself. I don't think I did good, but my Dad says it was perfect and for him to say that is a miracle. I received yet another Standing Ovation although, I still am not sure I did very well.
Final Results ~ You probably won't believe this but it is the truth. I was so worried I would lose. Which I did not. Well, you see we tied. :) So we both Won and we are both the Grand Champions. I am pretty happy about this competition. :) ~ Yes More Hugs & Kisses...