22 August 2008

Proud Mummy Alert!

Last weekend (just before her birthday party started!) Claudia competed in and sang two songs for the Goldfields Performing Arts Festival ... and she won second place! Which is awesome considering she was the only one in the competition that does not take singing lessons. All the other competitors sang abbreviated songs from a vocal coaching book, which were only a minute long each, but Claudia chose Someone's watching over me by Hilary Duff and I've got to go my own way from High School Musical 2 (which is a duet and she sang both parts!) Each were full length songs, but she pulled them off beautifully and never lost her way once. I think I was more nervous than she was.
The feedback from the judges was fantastic and very encouraging, going so far as to say 'she shows lead singer potential' and that 'she has ability to harmonise and change beautifully with the music, which is something that cannot be taught - you either have it or you don't'. How cool is that! she was pretty proud of herself too. And the neat thing was that she was accompanied by her dad on guitar, who also got glowing praise on his playing ;) In a couple of weeks Madison will compete in the same competition but in the Under 15 Guitar Solo section, and I know she is going to be great too!
So I will leave you with a photo of Claudia and her handsome accompanist after the performance.


Anonymous said...

There is nothing better than listening to your daughter sing. Katelyn is singing in Disneyland next year so it opens up so many doors. Well done Claudia
Love Michelle Sultana

karisma said...

Oh Congratulations! Thats wonderful. Did you record the magical event? I hope so!