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    Hmmm...I had no interest in watching this show but as I'm packing for a house sitting gig move out, it was on in the background. Even just it's background noise confirmed why I had no interest in it.

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    An 11 year old little girl, Bianca <sumthin'orother>, started singing. As long as that child stays on the show, I'll continue to watch. She is absolutely unbelievable. Chickenskin to the max. She brought me to tears she was so good.

    Did anyone else see her?

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    I love that girl. When I first heard her I had to ask "wait, HOW old is she...?" Unbelievable indeed. She sings better than Brandy :x

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    For those who didn't watch the show, Brandy is one of the judges and she was on her feet for almost the entire length of Bianca's song. Standing O from the audience, too. My guess is little Bianca will have a contract long before she's eligible for American Idol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pua'i Mana'o
    Thanks for that, PM. How interesting that a number of people uploaded Bianca. I just love youtube!

    It was interesting to rewatch that video a couple of times and watch Brandy's emotions that caused her to stand up. I had a similar experience when I was judging a local singing contest for teens. Tani Lynn Fujimoto was a guest (not a contestant) that night. She got about 15 seconds into the Alicia Keyes song, "Fallin'" and I left the judges table to watch from a 'front row, center' position. I was absolutely stunned at what I was hearing. I reacted to Tani the way Brandy reacted to Bianca. It's such a thrill to witness such incredible talent.

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    I'm sorry everyone....

    But this kid got talent!

    http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fu...=767017108&n=2

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    Oh, my God. My boss and I just watched Bianca Ryan on YouTube. We're both sitting here crying while we're watching it, I'm not kidding. That is just unbelievable. How can an 11-year-old girl have such maturity in her voice? And she wasn't just belting -- she had great phrasing, she got softer when the lyrics called for it, the rhythm was good ... Wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAzza
    [...]Wow.
    I've probably watched the youtube video at least 6-7 times and cried thru it each time...just like last night. That kid has a future...regardless of her hair, dress and shoes...which I feel were totally appropriate for her age.

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    That's what was so cute about it! She looks and acts like a little girl should, then opens her mouth and YOW!

    I like that. I especially like kids who aren't tarted up to look the part.

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    amazing, simply amazing...

    thanks for the link

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    in-freakin-credible. Black gurl almost as incredulous as kimoboy.

    manoa; you say sumpin?

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    Oh... my... GAWD!!!
    There's gotta be agents and managers and record company execs absolutely swarming after that child.
    (Kinda reminds me of when LeAnn Rimes first got noticed. Same God-given gift, but LeAnn was, what, 13 or 14?)
    And yeah, my eyes got misty too, after just her first few notes. Why is it that something so amazing and beautiful makes our eyes leak, anyway?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadAzza
    And she wasn't just belting -- she had great phrasing, she got softer when the lyrics called for it, the rhythm was good ... Wow.
    Exactly correct, Maddie. Not just an amazing set of pipes, but a natural gift of knowing how to use them.
    I've only got one piece of advice for that little girl: start writing your Grammy acceptance speech now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    Exactly correct, Maddie. Not just an amazing set of pipes, but a natural gift of knowing how to use them.[...]
    That child isn't just singing the song...she's feeling it, from the pit of her soul.

    Here's another soulful little one...8 years old...on Hawaii's own 'Destination Stardom'. She doesn't have Bianca's pipes (altho' maybe she does now!) but the potential is definitely there.

    I judged a keiki contest a couple of years ago when a 6 year old walked on stage, grabbed the mic like she owned it and BELTED a song. My forehead hit the table in shock! SIX! Amazing!

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    pretty good Tutusue.
    Reminds me of Baby Rose Marie.
    long time ago, to justify anyone here sayin'
    long before MY time.
    But hell. don't anyone watch old movies?
    She was in International House.
    which featured W.C., Rudy Vallee, Bela Lugosi and many others......
    will try find clip.

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    Same show. Same song. Different interpretation. This time a 9 year old with attitude. Another incredible talent altho' Bianca still has my vote!

    Hmmm...I'm starting to think that American might have talent!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kimo55
    pretty good Tutusue.
    Reminds me of Baby Rose Marie.
    long time ago,[...]
    As in Rose Marie from the old Dick Van Dyke show, iirc. Or, am I remembering correctly? Hope you find the clip!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    [...]Why is it that something so amazing and beautiful makes our eyes leak, anyway?
    That happens to me when my soul's been touched.

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    yea, I suppose. that's what IMDB sez.
    She didn't look or sound like the gal that grew up to play Sally Rodgers, tho.
    baby Rose marie was ten when she sang a song that ya just can't get outta yer head...

    "My Bluebird's Singing the Blues"
    Lyrics by Leo Robin
    Music by Ralph Rainger
    Copyright 1933 by Famous Music Corporation
    Sung by Rose Marie (as Baby Rose Marie)



    Unlike other child performers, Baby Rose generally eschewed kiddie music, and instead performed blues tunes and romantic melodies. She belted out these songs with what sounded like an adult's voice, and a smile suggesting that the audience had better be impressed or the singer might slug anyone who did not applaud. But as you might guess, it was not a happy childhood for Rose Marie. Her father gambled away most of her earnings, frequently beat her when he was drunk, and worked her like a mule to keep the cash coming in. Through her father's criminal connections, young Rose Marie met Al Capone, who, she says, kissed her on the cheek and said, "If you ever need me for anything, tell your father to call me."

    She had an almost freakishly adult face, voice, and stage presence. For her pre-adolescent performances on film, she was widely whispered to be an adult midget, and as her radio program became popular, NBC sent her on tour to reassure listeners that the husky, mature-sounding voice was really coming from a little girl.
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    to take this on a tangent:

    I youtubed up Jennifer Holiday, to hear the original version of "I'm Telling You" (the mele that Bianca sang). This link is so worth eight minutes of your life:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sq4uc...ifer%20holiday

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    Yowza! Seeing that song sung in it's orginal, theatrical context blew me away. And, it gave me even more appreciation for Bianca. Thanks for the link.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LikaNui
    Oh... my... GAWD!!!
    There's gotta be agents and managers and record company execs absolutely swarming after that child.[...]
    Check this out! Whatta strange place to make a request like that. The simplest thing for production to do is call NBC. The movie link seems legit! The guy making the request says he's a director. The web site shows him as Director - Website Design. Hmmm...that could be interpreted a couple of different ways! Maybe someone on HT is familiar with Denny Hammerton's name. I'm not, but that doesn't mean anything! There's protocol when contacting prospective talent, esp. minors. Last I heard, YouTube hasn't been added to the protocol list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue
    Check this out! Whatta strange place to make a request like that.
    Thanks for the link, Tutu. Very odd. Maybe that's the wave of the future, but I'll bet he gets a lot of crank calls and pranks. Hardly seems worth the hassle, compared to using the normal procedures.
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    On the heels of another, current thread in HT...Bianca is hapa! Hapa Japanese, that is. And, don't even go *there*, Kimo!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tutusue
    And, don't even go *there*, Kimo!
    i don't mind beating a dead horse,
    but I'll be damned if I'm gonna beat a dead horse.

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