Did I ever tell you I wanted to be a singer? When I was young, I sang in church, and later I was in chorus for 3 years of high school, second soprano. I even went to all-state competitions and performed on a record (playing piano) in my sophomore year. It was a fun time in my life, and beautiful voices still make me weep.
But I don't have the pipes for it, really. I don't have that amazingly strong voice that you hear coming out of some people when they open their mouths. These days I'd be more like a Cowboy Junkie than a Carrie Underwood. More of an Ashlee Simpson than a Jennifer Hudson. (click on those links for my favorite songs by those ladies...)
Anyway, all this leads up to the fact that a little 6-year-old British girl brought a tear to my eye today and melted even the nasty ol' Simon Cowell. What do you think? Personally I like her a lot better than some of the little beauty pageant queens who sound so phony-baloney.
Listen and enjoy - D