Practice English Speaking&Listening with: #105 | SINGER Reacts to AMIRA Willighagen AMAZING GRACE

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Hello, everyone, Welcome back to my channel.

Today, we are going to be reacting to Amira Willighagen

singing in live concert Amazing Grace.

This is a 2017 performance. (burps--NASTY)

I'm not sure when the last song that she sang that I reacted to was,

but I do know that this likely will be equally as amazing.

Now I don't know how it's gonna be because I got a bit of back-lash

from trying to react to her singing O Mio Babbino Caro.

So let's just jump into it because the hate ain't ever gonna stop hating.

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Let's start, now. (laughs)

Also, I have not warmed up.

But that doesn't mean I can't project when I need to. (Okay, we get it! You can yell "properly".)

(Parental death stare--Have I been caught?)

Scottish klan! Klan.

I'm guessing this is an intro.

And of course, there she is in her beautiful dress.

(You like her, don't you? No, you nosy twitt! Whatever you have to tell yourself.)

Preface: I didn't think any of that in my head. It's just my comedy style.

Amazing grace

How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me

You don't really hear someone being that classical up top in pop

as much as you do with someone like her.

It's quite astounding to listen to.

That saved a wretch like me (Help! A witch imposter!)

Instead of saying Me (The complete look of pure and utter distaste)

It's just--it's just not enough space. And it's too pingy.

If you're gonna be pingy, make sure it's spread out in your mouth, not just focused in on the vowel.

This is kind of genius because you get confused as to

why there are Scottish men with bagpipes in the middle of all this.

But then you also realized that it's going to be because she wants to get your attention

for when she starts singing before she actually starts singing.

That's one of the most important parts I've found when it comes to performances.

You gotta make sure you have people's attention.

I once was lost

But now I'm found

Was blind but now I see

'Twas grace that taught

My heart to fear

And grace my fears relieved

Oh, my. I cannot. I CANNOT.

It's so beautiful at that top one.

And grace my faith... (processing)

I don't know the words, or at least of this verse.

Ahhh ahhh

To sound pretty and operatic at the same time:

it' so hard to do because some people will just be like Ahhhh (I'm talking to you, Nadine Sierra)

and not really focus in on what makes it sound beautiful in the first place.

But she does.

Just because she's an opera singer

(I don't think it's professionally though. She's almost always using microphones.)

doesn't mean she doesn't sound as innocent as Chrstine from Phantom of the Opera.

How precious did

That grace appeared

The hour I first believed

Through many dangers

Toils and snares

I have already come

'Twas grace that brought me

Safe this far

And Grace will lead us home

And Grace will lead me home

(starts vocalizing)

I mean, I get that it's going to be a moment where

she's going to take some time to riff and run,

but that was just (robot voice) insane.

I'm not saying she can't get up there.

For crying out loud, she demonstrated in a video one of you guys suggested to me to watch

the exact same thing that Queen of the Night did in that aria.

I think it's from the opera "Magic Flute".

But wow: the fact that she went up to the high E-flat effortlessly.

Uh yeah, it's just the marker of a true soprano, I guess.

Why am I saying I guess?

Because you're too tired to explain things right. I was truly to say the marker of a true coloratura soprano, which Amira obviously is.

Ahhhh ahhhh AHHHH

Yeah, it's especially amazing if she can sound super good and not warmed up,

like I was (laughs).

It was a struggle, but not TOO much a struggle.

And grace will lead me home (She looks older, too. Will bring me home )


Ha, the typical courtsy.

I mean, I don't know what else to say on this.

She's just absolutely gorgeous, but also absolutely gorgeous of a singer

especially when she was self-taught through the whole thing.

I heard that she surprised her parents;

and that's when they REALLY try to like make it something other than something to her, if that makes sense.

That also means that her career started rather early, I'm guessing.

Sorry, my brain is just like having a hard time waking up.

It's like really clear.

And that's sometimes a problem with these types of things.

But I'm just going to say that imitation is one of the best things

a singer can do, or at least lean upon if they can do it well.

Am I saying that they can use that only?

I'm not saying that at all.

I'm only saying that imitation is one of the most common uses of learning

among the most talented of singers, like herself.

She looks really--she really looks like she's older than she was in the other video.

Like her hair is put up and looks rather adult-like.

But yeah, I think that's all for today's video.

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But yeah. I hope to see you next time.

Until then Bye, ahhh

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