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Jackie Evancho - Dark Waltz
YouTube ^ | 27 February 2013 | Jackie Evancho

Posted on 02/19/2014 11:27:20 PM PST by Windflier

An incredible vocal by America's angel, Jackie Evancho. She's accompanied by David Foster on piano and Conrad Tao on Violin.

Simply mesmerizing, and beautiful beyond words.


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: jackieevancho

1 posted on 02/19/2014 11:27:20 PM PST by Windflier
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To: Windflier

Gawd Amitey! That’s amazing :-)


2 posted on 02/19/2014 11:34:02 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Windflier

What enormous talent. A gift from God.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 11:43:31 PM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Bobalu
Gawd Amitey! That’s amazing :-)

That's only the tip of the iceberg with this young lady. Hers is a once in an era voice.

4 posted on 02/19/2014 11:48:58 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Daffynition
What enormous talent. A gift from God.

Indeed. In all my 60 years, I've never heard a voice as uplifting and soul penetrating as Jackie's.

5 posted on 02/19/2014 11:50:05 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Gives me the same goosebumps I get when listening to Pavarotti sing Nessun Dorma.


6 posted on 02/20/2014 12:08:16 AM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Windflier

No words.


7 posted on 02/20/2014 12:31:15 AM PST by JaguarXKE (1973: Reporters investigate All the President's Men. 2013: Reporters ARE all the President's men)
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To: Bobalu
Speaking of Nessun Dorma...

Nessun Dorma - Jackie Evancho

8 posted on 02/20/2014 12:31:30 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I hope and pray that she can remain unjaded by the fame and fortune that will come her way.

She is a precious commodity. I pray for her parents.


9 posted on 02/20/2014 2:23:12 AM PST by Daffynition ("If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right." ~ Henry Ford)
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To: Windflier
And there's this jewel from Holland. Simply amazing.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBMfgLvRZJs
10 posted on 02/20/2014 3:32:13 AM PST by PistolPaknMama
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To: Windflier

If her talent is this enchanting as a girl, just think how beautiful it will be to listen to her as a young woman—say after a decade or so of practice and maturation. Thanks for reminding us.
TC


11 posted on 02/20/2014 3:43:29 AM PST by Pentagon Leatherneck
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To: Windflier

That girl’s talent is just incredible, but I have not been able to watch her ever since she sang the sacred “Ave Maria” on “Dancing With the Stars” while a pair of dancers performed the most erotic of dances to it.

I was so disappointed that her parents let her be used for such blasphemy. So disgusting.


12 posted on 02/20/2014 3:49:22 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Windflier; Bobalu; Daffynition; JaguarXKE; PistolPaknMama; Pentagon Leatherneck; Bigg Red

while the young girl in this video has a beautiful adult voice, the official version of Dark Waltz portrays a medieval setting where a young woman is pursued by what appears to be a rich prince. She leads him to a dark place and then kills him with a bite to his neck. She’s a vampire. Here’s the official video. you’ll want to take a look.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiqJE8y9w5Y


13 posted on 02/20/2014 4:57:50 AM PST by ckilmer
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To: Windflier

Excellent voice, well-trained technique, but I didn’t enjoy it because of the funny way she pronounced the words.


14 posted on 02/20/2014 5:39:24 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Windflier

Simply amazing.


15 posted on 02/20/2014 7:58:48 AM PST by Verbosus (/* No Comment */)
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To: ckilmer

I thought that girl was a good vocalist, but the video was banal. Everybody’s doing vampire/Goth styling these days.


16 posted on 02/20/2014 8:19:10 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Tax-chick

Here’s the lyrics.

Play Song
“Dark Waltz”

We are the lucky ones
We shine like a thousand suns
When all of the colour runs together

I’ll keep you company
In one glorious harmony
Waltzing with destiny forever

Dance me into the night
Underneath the moon shining so bright
Turning me into the light

Time dances whirling past
I gaze through the looking glass
And feel just beyond my grasp is heaven

Sacred geometry
Where movement is poetry
Visions of you and me forever

Dance me into the night
Underneath the moon shining so bright
Turning me into the light

Dance me into the night
Underneath the moon shining so bright
Let the dark waltz begin
Oh let me wheel - let me spin
Let it take me again
Turning me into the light


17 posted on 02/20/2014 8:48:54 AM PST by ckilmer
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To: Tax-chick

just throwing stuff up on a wall ... here is the lyrics & utube to stevie nicks leather and lace

“Leather And Lace”

Is love so fragile
And the heart so hollow
Shatter with words
Impossible to follow
You’re saying I’m fragile
I try not to be
I search only
For something
I can’t see

I have my own life
And I am stronger
Than you know
But I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door
Still I carry this feeling
When you walked into my house
That you won’t be walking out the door

Lovers forever
Face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me
My lace

You in the moonlight
With your sleepy eyes
Could you ever love a man like me
And you were right
When I walked into your house
I knew I’d never want to leave
Sometimes I’m a strong man
Sometimes cold and scared
And sometimes I cry
But that time I saw you
I knew with you to light my nights
Somehow I’d get by

Lovers forever
Face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me
My lace

Lovers forever
Face to face
My city or mountains
Stay with me stay
I need you to love me
I need you today
Give to me your leather
Take from me
My lace
Take from me
My lace
Take from me
My lace
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ZuRgIuXHA


18 posted on 02/20/2014 8:53:39 AM PST by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer

Opaque at times ...


19 posted on 02/20/2014 8:54:22 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: ckilmer

Sweet, but a little edgy. It didn’t need the vampire shtick.

I haven’t tried singing it yet, not sure I have all the high notes ;-).


20 posted on 02/20/2014 8:58:04 AM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Daffynition
I hope and pray that she can remain unjaded by the fame and fortune that will come her way.

She's done very well so far. She's got a good family, and they've kept her well grounded. The world first discovered her in 2009 when she appeared on America's Got Talent. I think she was just nine years old at the time.

21 posted on 02/20/2014 9:34:22 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Pentagon Leatherneck
If her talent is this enchanting as a girl, just think how beautiful it will be to listen to her as a young woman—say after a decade or so of practice and maturation.

It's hard to imagine improvement upon perfection. She blew me away when I first saw her years ago, and now she's even better. My mind boggles at the thought that she can achieve even more than she has. She's that good.

22 posted on 02/20/2014 9:37:48 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ckilmer

Here’s the official video. you’ll want to take a look.

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No, thanks.

Yipes! First the blasphemous “Ave Maria” performance that I described and now vampires. What are her parents thinking?


23 posted on 02/20/2014 9:38:29 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red
That girl’s talent is just incredible, but I have not been able to watch her ever since she sang the sacred “Ave Maria” on “Dancing With the Stars” while a pair of dancers performed the most erotic of dances to it.

Don't blame Jackie or her parents. I'm sure the act looked much tamer in rehearsals. Her parents are well known for keeping Jackie away from the weird side of the entertainment business. They're quite protective of her, and are actually quite religious.

24 posted on 02/20/2014 9:41:30 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ckilmer
the official version of Dark Waltz portrays a medieval setting where a young woman is pursued by what appears to be a rich prince. She leads him to a dark place and then kills him with a bite to his neck. She’s a vampire.

Okay. And...?

25 posted on 02/20/2014 9:48:09 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

I hope you are right about her parents.

As for the scene I described, that was the last straw for me. I had become increasingly disenchanted with “DWTS” over the years, as they had gone from featuring entertaining dancing to displays bordering on the indecent.

As a Catholic, I was totally appalled that they would use the “Ave Maria” — the “Hail, Mary” prayer set to music — in this way. It confirmed my growing suspicion of who it is that the producers of that show bow down to.


26 posted on 02/20/2014 10:01:53 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Windflier

Are you okay with the vampire theme in the video you have linked?


27 posted on 02/20/2014 10:02:49 AM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Bigg Red
Are you okay with the vampire theme in the video you have linked?

You're scaring me. It's just fantasy.

28 posted on 02/20/2014 10:19:06 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bigg Red
I hope you are right about her parents.

If you'd been following Jackie's career development over the years, you'd be convinced that she's got remarkable, loving parents. The Evancho family is just picture perfect and down to earth.

Here's a little snapshot of Jackie's life and family:

Jackie Evancho on "Your Pittsburgh" 4/15/2013

29 posted on 02/20/2014 10:34:47 AM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: PistolPaknMama
And there's this jewel from Holland.

Amazing. I'd love to hear her and Jackie do a duet.

30 posted on 02/20/2014 10:39:30 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: Windflier

It’s just fantasy.

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At one time, I would have agreed with you, but now I see this vampire stuff as tied up with various death cult stuff in today’s society.


31 posted on 02/20/2014 1:03:50 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Windflier

No, I can’t say I have followed her. Just heard her perhaps 3or 4 times. I wish her and her parents the best.


32 posted on 02/20/2014 1:05:04 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Windflier

the official version of Dark Waltz portrays a medieval setting where a young woman is pursued by what appears to be a rich prince. She leads him to a dark place and then kills him with a bite to his neck. She’s a vampire.

Okay. And...?
................
Nothing really. The point here is only that while the girl’s voice is beautiful—the words are vacant. They can mean anything you them to mean.


33 posted on 02/20/2014 1:44:17 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer; Windflier
I would say the words are impressionist, because They can mean anything you them to mean.

One reason I'm not a big fan of young girl sopranos is that, no matter how talented they are, no matter how good their technique is, they can't really interpret a song because they have nothing to interpret with. I'd rather listen to Johnny Cash singing "Danny Boy" - after his stroke - than a young girl soprano, because Johnny was intimate with loss and death.

It reminds me of when we saw a high school production of Macbeth. Talented cast, put a lot of work into it, but Lady Macbeth was rather prim and schoolmarmish ... and I told my husband that I would be worried about a high school girl who understood Lady Macbeth the way I do!

34 posted on 02/20/2014 3:03:35 PM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Tax-chick
One reason I'm not a big fan of young girl sopranos is that, no matter how talented they are, no matter how good their technique is, they can't really interpret a song because they have nothing to interpret with.

You really ought to give a listen to more of Jackie's music. She is truly something above and beyond the average young girl soprano. It's not just talent and technique with her. She brings a depth of soul to her singing that is far beyond her years.

35 posted on 02/20/2014 4:31:49 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: ckilmer
Nothing really. The point here is only that while the girl’s voice is beautiful—the words are vacant. They can mean anything you them to mean.

To be honest, I had no idea what the song was about until you posted it. I'm more affected by the sheer depth of artistry that Jackie brings to the piece.

36 posted on 02/20/2014 4:33:14 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Bigg Red
At one time, I would have agreed with you, but now I see this vampire stuff as tied up with various death cult stuff in today’s society.

Well, I guess that's a personal problem for those people who buy into such nonsense. I live in the real world and know the difference between reality and fantasy. As do most people.

37 posted on 02/20/2014 4:57:04 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier

Maybe. “Soul” is not the same as “experience.”

You were awfully positive about this performance of “Dark Waltz,” while I found it overwhelmingly underwhelming. This suggests we have different tastes.


38 posted on 02/20/2014 4:58:28 PM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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To: Tax-chick
Maybe. “Soul” is not the same as “experience.”

The whole point and purpose of art is to communicate to others through the medium of aesthetics. If an artist succeeds in communicating emotion and ideas to others, then they've succeeded.

Given the fact that Jackie is the youngest Platinum selling musical artist in history, I'd say she's achieved that. Obviously, a lot of people enjoy and appreciate her communication. I know I do.

39 posted on 02/20/2014 5:26:46 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Windflier
Obviously, a lot of people enjoy and appreciate her communication. I know I do.

And that's what the free market is good for.

40 posted on 02/20/2014 5:40:20 PM PST by Tax-chick (The future is not going to take us seriously.)
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