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Amira Willighagen (9) does it again - AVE MARIA - Holland's got Talent [Beautiful!]
YouTube ^ | 12-23-13 | mlizzy

Posted on 12/23/2013 9:20:53 AM PST by mlizzy



Please, if you will, listen to Amira sing, Ave Maria.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRr6Q1g8s2c#t=176


TOPICS: Catholic; Religion & Culture
KEYWORDS: amirawillighagen; avemaria; holland
What a sweetheart! ♥♥♥
1 posted on 12/23/2013 9:20:53 AM PST by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

Kinda makes you wonder why we PAY people to sing.


2 posted on 12/23/2013 9:22:46 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: mlizzy
Whoops; here's from the beginning. (If you skipped the ad, it goes to the point I did the screen grab) ... Sorry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRr6Q1g8s2c
3 posted on 12/23/2013 9:28:47 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: mlizzy
Not quite the performance as the first one, but wonderful. I am listening a bit more critically now, and she will benefit from singing lessons.

But an absolutley amazing child!

4 posted on 12/23/2013 9:33:17 AM PST by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: cuban leaf

Maybe it’s because we want the person to sing something particular which we have chosen, at a time and place which we designate.

For example, it’s all very well that we can listen to this young lady on Youtube, but suppose you wanted to hear her at your wedding.


5 posted on 12/23/2013 9:33:52 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: mlizzy

Angelic!


6 posted on 12/23/2013 9:37:16 AM PST by Charles Henrickson
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To: mlizzy

Wow — and 9 years old.


7 posted on 12/23/2013 9:51:19 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: FatherofFive

I saw there was some criticism on YouTube regarding her performance, but I don’t really have much hearing left (only about 5%), so I go more with the visuals (and memory of the song), and thought she was truly angelic. After she gets those lessons, can you imagine? Wow!


8 posted on 12/23/2013 9:51:52 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: Tax-chick

For example, it’s all very well that we can listen to this young lady on Youtube, but suppose you wanted to hear her at your wedding.


Exactly. I think we are returning to a 19th century paradigm where truly talented musicians get paid for performing, not recording once and selling millions of copies.


9 posted on 12/23/2013 9:56:03 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

I believe we shall be seeing much more of child prodigies being born. I truly believe God will be pouring more children of many talents on this Earth before Jesus returns. I could be wrong.


10 posted on 12/23/2013 10:16:41 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: mlizzy

Phenomenal. Dear Creator, thank you for this precious child!


11 posted on 12/23/2013 10:48:31 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o (When the heart is pure, it can't help loving, because it has found the source of love, which is God.)
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To: Mrs. Don-o
Indeed! I liked how she went from a confident, angelic young lady, belting out one of the most beautiful songs ever, to a 9-year-old girl in a heartbeat. ♥
12 posted on 12/23/2013 11:05:53 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: Patriot Babe
I believe we shall be seeing much more of child prodigies being born. I truly believe God will be pouring more children of many talents on this Earth before Jesus returns...
That would be wonderful! This little girl made my heart sing.
13 posted on 12/23/2013 11:12:18 AM PST by mlizzy ("If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic Adoration, abortion would be ended." --Mother Teresa)
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To: cuban leaf

I think you have a good point. Before the advent of recording, the only way to hear music was live, so lots and lots of musicians made a living: really great musicians, better-than-nothing musicians, and everything in between.

Recording increased the payoff for the really-great who became well known, and put the majority, from very good to better-than-nothing, out of work.

With the payoffs down in the sale of recordings, the best musicians can choose for themselves to pursue their income from live performances. On the other hand, with the cost of recording down, more of the “quite good” can make recordings and sell them above costs, perhaps in conjunction with live performance, and earn enough to quit their day jobs.


14 posted on 12/23/2013 11:14:57 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Tax-chick

I remember, back in the late 1990’s, going to my daughter’s high school basketball practice and seeing cd’s scattered all over the bleachers as kids used them to play in their portable CD players. Then I noticed something startling: EVERY SINGLE ONE of them was home recorded.

That was when I started saying that *recorded* music would be the 21st century’s equivalent of the free toy in the happy meal. I think technology was a boon to musicians as, in the early 20th century, musicians were able to perform a song once and sell it to as many people who wanted to buy it. That whole paradigm morphed into the highpoint of the recorded music industry which, from my perspective, was around the time MTV came into being.

And then the same technology that allowed musicians to earn big bucks and become pop stars as well as musicians sorta did them in. It allowed people to not only make high quality copies of their stuff, but it allowed people to access original copies to copy.

In the end it sorta went full circle. Now musicians have to make money the way they used to, by performing. However, I doubt there will EVER be a sheet music business like the one before recorded music.

There is also another reason the industry imploded: Recorded music just isn’t special any more. Part of the reason is the psychology of not respecting something you get for free. But also, there is just the newness wearing off. There are not as many pop stars as there used to be and there are a LOT more one-hit-wonders. And just as people don’t dress up to fly any more (commercial airliners are just flying busses now), recorded music stars are not stars any more, unless they are made famous by something other than their music, e.g. Lady Gaga.

As a musician in various bands myself, I’m seeing another facet to this: The emergence of the “bar band” as the modern equivalent of a softball team. That is, LOTS of people are learning to play guitar, bass, drums and keys “good enough” to do the occasional $300 gig. This also makes it hard for the truly talented and skilled musicians to make any real money because the whole scene is reduced in perceived quality by the mediocre bands. And there are a LOT of ‘em.

And I think you hit the mark in your last sentence. If you really are good, you can sell CD’s at your performances. In fact, if you put the effort into making a good quality recording of your gig, you can sell copies of the recording of the actual gig at the gig itself. You won’t become a millionaire but, as you said, you could quit your day job.

But it would take REAL work. Most of the musicians I know play their instrument and will help set up and tear down, but they don’t want to spend time doing much else. The dedicated ones will have more success.


15 posted on 12/23/2013 11:41:35 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: cuban leaf

I think one difference is that there are now so many leisure choices that are comparable to listening to music. Television, movies on demand, video games, misc. Youtube stuff, Facebook, Free Republic. Many of these go on with music in the background, which reduces both the perceived value of the music and the concern for high, as opposed to adequate, quality.


16 posted on 12/23/2013 11:51:57 AM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: Tax-chick

Yes, I think that actually may be the main facet, truth be told. They are all competing. Frankly, whenever I sit down just to listen to music, it’s always vinyl. I’ve bought two new records in the last 17 years. I’ve never bought music online, though I used to use limewire religiously (I’ve since moved on to uTorrent), and the last CD I bought was in 1997, and it was the Monty Python double CD, aptly named “The Final Ripoff”. I kid you not.

Meanwhile, I’be purchased approximately 1,200 used vinyl LP’s in the same time period.


17 posted on 12/23/2013 11:55:07 AM PST by cuban leaf
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To: mlizzy

Home viewing bookmark.


18 posted on 12/23/2013 12:02:09 PM PST by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: cuban leaf

I don’t ever sit down at home to just listen to music. If I have music on, I’m also washing dishes, cooking, reading, sewing or (away from home) driving. I enjoy going to a concert and having music as a special event, but that’s a very occasional thing.


19 posted on 12/23/2013 12:44:19 PM PST by Tax-chick ("Our infinite sadness can only be cured by an infinite love." ~Pope Francis)
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To: mlizzy

Very good, though not as good as our own Jackie Evancho.


20 posted on 12/23/2013 12:59:09 PM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: PatriotGirl827

bookmark


21 posted on 12/23/2013 6:14:05 PM PST by PatriotGirl827 (O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee)
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To: Tax-chick

I don’t ever sit down at home to just listen to music.


Me neither. But when I do, it’s vinyl and a single malt. ;-)


22 posted on 12/23/2013 8:14:36 PM PST by cuban leaf
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