Despite not being European and is 100% Asian, this is my 3rd (not consecutive) year to be hooked by Eurovision. First was being so engrossed and excited for the performance by Dani Im in 2016 and having to fall in love with the romantic winning song 2 years ago from Portugal.
This year was of a totally different reason. I was so entranced and captivated by the performance and staging of the song entry from Australia. Here’s why and let the video speaks for itself!
The staging I guess has never been done in the past Eurovision contests. And it takes lungs and a diaphragm of steel to sing precise high operatic notes while standing, swinging and swaying on a 6 meter pole. That woman slayed it!
Zero Gravity performed by Kate Miller-Heicke genuinely feels what people would consider a total enjoyment which for me is another Eurovision appeal. Too sad this entry did not win (maybe because Europe is not ready and has not accepted yet that a Eurovision show will be held outside Europe) but Australia’s 2019 entry has definitely blown me away! She kicks ass up there on the pole!
Parang gusto ko i-perporm yan sa susunod na Krismas Parti!
Calum Scott don’t know that I belong to the multitudes of British Got Talent viewers who was so moved when he sang his audition piece and celebrated along when he got the Golden Buzzer as bestowed by Simon Cowell.
Calum Scott don’t know that I definitely identify with his audition song “Dancing On My Own”! And if I am going to sing that song, I will be like him. I will definitely not change the pronouns in the lyrics.
Calum Scott don’t know that the first time I heard his song “You Are The Reason” was through my Spotify while I was travelling in Turkey. He of course doesn’t know that I am one of the responsible blokes why such a song has so many airplays in Spotify.
Calum Scott don’t know that we actually have a lot in common. We both love our family so much. Both of us are momma’s boy. Both of us are assiduous HR practitioners. And both of us are attracted to the XY chromosomes.
i was with my sister… waiting for calum as the theater starts to get full
Calum Scott don’t know that I am such a fan and did some unthinkable efforts so that I’d be able to see his first concert here in Manila. And I was super happy when he sang my personal favorite “What I Miss Most”. He was super adorable that night! My favorite part was when we at the audience were singing along with him.
The Filipino translation for the word “beast” is halimaw. And halimaw is how I would describe the strength, depth and power of the singing voice of Morisette Amon during her participation in the recent Asian Song Festival held somewhere in South Korea.
This kind of a Filipina beast simply slayed it! This was such a phenomenal performance. Her pure talent is out of this world! And she looks absolutely gorgeous in that video!
What is so surprising with this number is that I was less impressed by her whistling capability. Maybe it’s because a number of good singers can do the whistle. I was more impressed and surprised by the unique squeaking sound that her voice makes. That is so rare and exclusively Morisette. That squeak would most probably be the most beautiful squeaking sound that I’ve ever heard.
Wrabel has yet to reach superstar status in the Philippines. Only few people I suppose knows about him here at the other part of the planet. I guess I’m one of the few lucky Pinoy souls who were fortunate to have discovered the poignancy of his songs.
I’m a fan and this dude deserves more. Here’s his latest…
Wish 107.5 is a Filipino radio station with a YouTube channel that features great singing talents among Filipinos. It is a running proof and an amazing avenue to ascertain that Filipinos are among the most gifted when it comes to singing.
To prove a point here’s Katrina Velarde singing and nailing “Go The Distance” from one of my most favorite Disney movies Hercules.
rare talent, awesome talent
The original song was sung by Michael Bolton, but Katrina’s version is better by a whopping distance! I actually needed a minute to recover from such an enchanting yet powerful voice. Her talent definitely deserves to leap a very long distance!
I happen to stumble upon this young talent on YouTube. And when I started listening to her, I realized that her singing voice is actually the quality of my voice every time I wake up suffering from a severe sore throat!
But seriously, I was stunned by this young Filipina’s amazing voice. And what adds up to such a surprising rendition is that her singing seem effortless. I am not a music expert but I know what a remarkable voice is when I hear one. Her version of Fantasia Barrino’s I Believe is just perfect (or even better than the original, I suppose)!
Goosebumps were actually falling off my skin at the start of the song. And these goosebumps started growing their own hands so as to give a humongous round of applause to such an amazing talent at the end of the song!
I woke up at three and got my ears pregnant! That is after watching the intense and high-valued production numbers of 42 countries competing for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
Though I am gutted because she did not win, I am very proud of Dami Im for making it to second place. She actually garnered a landslide of a vote from the international jury, which is 50% of the votes. How I wish I was at the arena for me to witness how shocked and sputtered the crowd have been after Ukraine was announced the winner. Ukraine’s entry was neither the top choice of the international jury (which went to Dami) and neither the viewers’ choice (which went to Russia).
I personally feel that Dami should have been the winner! She clearly was the one to beat. For me, close second would be Sweden (super nice song that is easy to the ear) then followed by Lithuania (such a danceable track!).
Dami’s entry was awesome! The song was great, the production was awesome, the high fashion overall look was impeccable, the megawatt voice was enchanting and Dami’s radiating charm and multi-cultural background is what Europe needs. Eurovision this year could have been a magical Damivision. And the news headline could have been “Australia Invades Europe!”
Anyhow, Dami clearly won the hearts of Europe! Massive congratulations Dami Im! One Pinoy member of the fierce Dami Army here is no doubt so proud of you.