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Posted on 02/13/2010 10:06:31 AM PST by donworld
Kd Lang Hallelujah, Canadian pop music royalty shone brightly tonight at the opening ceremonies for the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada. One of the top musical highlights was a stunning performance of Canadian poet/songwriter Leonard Cohens song Hallelujah by Canadian singer k.d. lang. She first recorded the song in 2004 for her album Hymns of the 49th Parallel. She also performed Hallelujah at the 2005 Juno Awards. In the past three years the song has taken on iconic status. In 2008 American Idol contestant Jason Castro delivered a performance that generated such interest in the song that Jeff Buckleys much admired 1994 recording of Hallelujah topped the Billboard Digital Tracks chart. Later in that same year X Factor winner Alexandra Burke topped the UK pop singles chart with her version and Jeff Buckleys Hallelujah hit #2. More recently Justin Timberlake went to #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 with his interpretation of Hallelujah from the Hope For Haiti Now telethon.
Earlier in the ceremonies top Canadian pop stars Nelly Furtado and Bryan Adams performed a duet on a song titled Bang the Drum written by Adams. Sarah McLachlan joined the parade of stars with a solo performance at the piano. In another powerful tribute to Canadian pop music, Joni Mitchells classic Both Sides Now provided the backdrop for a moving aerial and dance performance. Finally, Anne Murray, one of the bestselling Canadian pop singers of all time, was one of the notable Canadian personalities chosen to carry the official Olympic flag into the stadium.
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"Remember when I moved in you"
That was a woman?
Where was April Wine?
Canadian technical prowess, not so much.
Most people on the live thread last night thought “she” was Wayne Newton.
"You saw her bathing on the roof
Her beauty and the moonlight overthrew you"
She about cryed when she sang those words..:)
She does have a very nice voice.
She was fabulous. I just ordered it on Itunes...
It was spooky-very uncomfortable. Don’t understand why some lesbians choose to look like men. It is a pretend thing that seems kinda psychologically sick, and it amazes me that they get so many to go along with the ickiness. Ie Ellen Degenerous. Ya love her, but it is weird to see that she pretends with her wardrobe that she is a man. Why?
Heyup. Lifestyle aside, she is a very talented singer.
I'm just thankful for recorded music. I can listen to her without having to look at her.
I didn’t see her performance - I’ll have to catch it somewhere. Here is my favorite rendition of that song - sung by Rufus Wainwright
john cale’s is my favorite version.
Wardrobe? You are just scratching the surface my friend. Scarier disrobed. %^)
I saw him once, in like 84 or 85 at a tiny club in San Diego.
He was remarkable.
I’ve heard her version on youtube...she does do a good job w/the song. I showed it to my 21 year old (he’d never heard of her) and he couldn’t believe she was a woman, LOL.