Is Jackie just another pretty voice? Jan 4, 2019 14:13:08 GMT -5 Julia Trenholm, juxtaposer, and 1 more like this
Post by jamesn on Jan 4, 2019 14:13:08 GMT -5
Absolutely, as I acknowledged in my initial post. Naive teenagers should not sing songs beyond their experience. And Jackie HASN'T sung this. Nor is it likely that any producer would cast her in the part if she were 30 or 5 inches taller. That is not who she seems to be, at least in her public persona. And probably not who she wants to be.
Dec 30, 2018 21:21:28 GMT -5 @gordie said:Did anyone else notice that all of the preceding clips of vocalists singing their rendition of the song were over 18 at the time of recording. Seems to me Jackie has lots of time to consider undertaking her version. Be patient grasshoppers.
Lucky is the performer who gets a "signature" song that makes her famous. Think Judy Garland. Wizard of Oz was a major movie production of that time and a big hit. But the song transcended it. Not because it was a great song, but because, for one thing, it reflected the melancholy uncertainty of the times. But also because it reflected Garland's own unhappy life and yearning for safety and happiness. That gave it its depth when she sang it, whenever she sang it and made her an icon in her mature, post-MGM musical years.
To a lesser extent, the same thing happened to I Dreamed a Dream when Susan Boyle sang it on BGT almost 10 years ago. As Cameron Mackintosh, the producer of Les Miz said at the time, "no one owned I Dreamed a Dream until Susan Boyle", although many had sung it in the play. But it was because Susan Boyle was singing HER life, not Fantine's, that gave her performance its emotional impact and its repetitions through Youtube, thereafter, made her a worldwide sensation. She's on the glide path to retirement now, rich and contented as her form of autism allows her to be, and in the arms of her little village where she has had the good sense to remain.
Other than Jackie, Susan B. is the only singer I've made the attempt to see in person when she came to Fort Worth, Texas, several years ago, and I'm glad I did - and of course got to hear I Dreamed A Dream as part of the show!