Jessica Biel- I'll Know

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Jessica Biel- I'll Know#1
Posted: 8/6/09 at 6:27pm
I'm a professional. Whenever something goes wrong on stage, I know how to handle it so no one ever remembers. I flash my %#$&. "Jayne just sat there while Gina flailed around the stage like an idiot."
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#2
Posted: 8/6/09 at 8:12pm
I'm impressed, who would have known? She is a doll.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#2
Posted: 8/6/09 at 9:40pm
that is surprising
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#3
Posted: 8/6/09 at 9:42pm
WoW. I'm impressed.

I used to watch her in 7th Heaven.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#4
Posted: 8/6/09 at 9:42pm
I really had no idea she could sing.
I'm a professional. Whenever something goes wrong on stage, I know how to handle it so no one ever remembers. I flash my %#$&. "Jayne just sat there while Gina flailed around the stage like an idiot."
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#5
Posted: 8/6/09 at 9:51pm
Here's her If I Were a Bell:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ9Fv3pCq5o&feature=related

And Marry the Man Today:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z77V2XSJBkY&feature=related

She sounded much better than I thought she would! I enjoyed her performance.
Updated On: 8/6/09 at 09:51 PM
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#6
Posted: 8/6/09 at 9:58pm
Better than I thought, but her high notes aren't great.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#7
Posted: 8/6/09 at 10:01pm
^^^^^I agree. Her high notes are a bit shaky.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#8
Posted: 8/6/09 at 10:25pm
I was so not expecting that! Color me completely surprised.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#9
Posted: 8/6/09 at 10:54pm
I told you so. She is a very talented young woman. I hope she considers doing more musical theater - hopefully in her natural alto range. With some experience, she could carry a show (and, uh, she has this boyfriend any producer would kill his kin to rope onto Broadway....).
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#10
Posted: 8/6/09 at 11:18pm
Eh. Don't care for her singing or not.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#11
Posted: 8/6/09 at 11:19pm
Surprisingly not awful, but not amazing.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#12
Posted: 8/7/09 at 10:14am
Wow. I thought she was very good...not just considering she's Jessica Biel, but for anyone. A great cast, I wish they had done New York.

Here's a young Scott Bakula (with the amazing Alison Fraser) doing "Romance, Romance", one of my first shows.

http://bluegobo.com/production.php?var=10234&mode=P&vid=0
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#13
Posted: 8/7/09 at 10:56am
i LOVE her "If I Were A Bell", especially "If I were a banner I'd waaaaaaaavee".
...everyone was doing the mambo and drinking golden cadillacs...
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#14
Posted: 8/7/09 at 11:05am
The keys were transposed down for Ms. Biel so she could sing the songs. She should not have been cast in the first place if she cannot sing in the original keys. The role is that of a lyric soprano and Biel simply cannot sing that high.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#15
Posted: 8/7/09 at 2:27pm
If they did lower the key in that song, I don't think it is by much.

I think she would be ideally cast as Sarah Brown in the new movie musical!
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#16
Posted: 8/7/09 at 2:39pm
"If I were a bell" I think it so much better...she really did impress me!
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#17
Posted: 8/7/09 at 2:49pm
How does lowering the key to a song make it impressive?

She should try singing it the way it was written.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#18
Posted: 8/7/09 at 4:44pm
I noticed they also cut out the A5 at the end of "I'll Know."
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#19
Posted: 8/7/09 at 5:18pm
I can't find "Follow the Fold" on the site--considering her high notes in "I'll Know," I can't imagine it was pretty.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#20
Posted: 8/7/09 at 11:16pm
Wow thanks for all the link! Lots of great related vids. Have to say I much prefer ... whatshername who played her in the recent revival to Jessica. But cool! :P
Everywhere like such as.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#21
Posted: 8/8/09 at 8:52am
BroadwayBaby6, as I suspected, you're completely wrong about the keys. I just compared Bigley on the original cast album, de Guzman in the '92 revival, and Biel. Bigley sang "Bell" in D, de Guzman and Biel sing it in Eb. Bigley and de Guzman sang "I'll Know" in G, Biel sings it in A.

Biel's keys are as high or higher than her predecessors'. Why make totally false statements without checking them out first? Took me about 3 minutes to compare those clips against the 30-second previews on iTunes.

Updated On: 8/8/09 at 08:52 AM
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#22
Posted: 8/8/09 at 9:23am
To me, it wouldn't matter if Barbara Cook in her ingenue prime was playing Sarah - the key on "I'll Know" sounds unnaturally high. It's too "operatic" for such a jazzy show. It may have sounded fine in 1950, but audience's ears have changed.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#23
Posted: 8/8/09 at 9:33am
But it DIDN'T sound that way in 1950; my point is that it was RAISED a whole step for Biel.
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re: Jessica Biel- I'll Know#24
Posted: 8/8/09 at 10:33am
The sheet music I have has it in the key of A.

And, no, don't lower it! There are so few MT songs nowadays that rest in a comfortable key for a high soprano. The only really difficult part of the song is, like I said, that A5 at the end.
Jimmy, what are you doing here in the middle of the night? It's almost 9 PM!