Thursday, November 12, 2009

School talent quest

This year I had two little performers doing their thing at the school talent quest, both of them practiced hard and both of them were fabulous (I may be a little biased here of course.)

Tom was persuaded to sing without any music, here's his rendition of the first half of "I Will Survive."

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Caitlin had a proper backing track prepared for her by her singing teacher but the volume controls were in the hands of a couple of year 6 students who are used to everyone using ordinary recordings of the songs they are singing and therefore turning the sound right down so that the kids' performances aren't drowned out by the vocals on their CDs. Unfortunately this meant that Caitlin could barely hear her music which didn't help with the tummy churning stage fright that she gets doing this sort of thing. I'm constantly amazed that she wants to get up on stage given the way it clearly makes her feel, and I know just how bad it can be because I get the same thing when I have to give talks at Kindy Orientations, or run a more challenging than usual P&C meeting, or give a speech in front of the entire school and their families at Presentation Night (oh god, have to do that again this year).

Anyway, here she is singing "Money, Money, Money"

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Simone said...

Doing my usual afternoon rundown of how was school today, the highlight for Tahlia was your two singing. She specifically mentioned that Caitlin has "a really good singing voice"!

Anonymous said...

They were both so good Mim. You have every right to be the proud Mum!

yodaobi said...

I love how Tom almost Runs off stage at the end of his song. lol.
you have two VERY brave kids.

Well done both of you
and Well done Mim for surviving a house of practicing kids. Are you singing money money money in your head right now?

Ariane said...

Very cool, however I may need to go put some music on in order to evict the "I Will Survive" earworm.

Massive kudos to both of them for actually standing up and doing it - although it does help that they can both sing. (Thinking of Ben & his ukelele).

Eternal Lizdom said...

How adorable! You must have been so proud! And fantastic song choices!

Mrs4444 said...

Super cute! And SO brave! I only have the guts to sing in a choir. Congrats on their successes!