Vocal Coach Comments from Jeannie Deva:
This was quite a surprise as I never expected to hear an operatic version of this song! You look lovely and sang the song with conviction. The training you have received is mezzo – a deep dark and cavernous voice: a sound not normally expected from someone so young! There were times when your voice glided beautifully. However I’m sure you are also aware of the times when there were little “glitches”: when your voice broke slightly and so interrupted the intended vocal quality and phrasing. This was caused by muscular tension from holding your tongue too low and tight, jamming up your larynx. The times I’ve trained classical vocalists, I’ve found you can actually achieve a fuller freer voice if you imagine the sound you want and let (don’t hold) the muscles of the back of your tongue, soft palate and back wall of the throat. Muscles prefer to work themselves, so to speak. Even if the muscles need to maintain a certain position, it’s better to let them respond to the sound you imagine rather than holding them in a pre-set position which will cause tension.