Taylor Tracey Bows Successfully @ Sterling's
Taylor Tracey was a top five finalist in LA's Next Great Stage Star 2010, and one of its youngest. This gal has a truly dazzling voice. She can belt out a big number like "The Name of the Game" from Mama Mia and deliver ever so gently as with Jason Robert Brown's beautiful "What It Means To Be a Friend" from 13. On Sunday September 26, Tracey brought the house down @ Sterling's and proved why she made the top five of this year's contest.
Highlights of the evening were: a cute medley of songs from shows she did as a kid replete with pictures, like "Do-Re-Mi" from The Sound of Music, "Getting to Know You" from The King and I, "Doin' What Comes Naturally" from Annie Get Your Gun and "Tomorrow" from Annie. There was also a gorgeous rendition of "Light in the Piazza" from the show of the same name, an adorable "Frank Mills" from Hair, and a dynamite "Take Me Back to Manhattan" from Anything Goes.
Friends Rose Ouellette did a dueling diva duet "Two's Company" from The Magic Show with Tracey and Derek Klena joined her in the encore, a mesh of Madonna's "Borderline" and "Open Your Heart". Superb musical accompaniment was provided by James Lent at the piano throughout and the evening entitled You're Gonna Hear From Me was directed by her manager Julie Stevens.
This young lady joked about the perils of being a redhead, but kept banter to a minimum, letting her singing carry her successfully through the program - a wise choice for a beginner with an exceedingly strong and versatile voice. Her style will develop with time and more experience.
Keep your eyes open for future engagements of the up and coming singing sensation Taylor Tracey!