‘Hallelujah’ Cover …. “Young Kaylee Rodgers …. from Northern Ireland …. “!!


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~~December 22, 2016~~ 

YET ANOTHER ‘HALLELUJAH’

This Young Girl Singing “Hallelujah” will Melt Your Heart.

But Wait Till You Hear Her Inspiring Story!

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As I’ve said before, for some unknown reason, covers of this song keep ‘popping up’ in my feed.

Here’s another one.

This song has attained a new meaning in my personal musical library.

It reminds me of so much …

Hope you enjoy this one!

HortyRex©

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INSPIRING STORY

With the year’s passing of beloved musician and composer Leonard Cohen, it only seems fitting that his timeless song “Hallelujah” should be going viral once again.

At the Killard House School’s choir concert in Donaghadee, Northern Ireland, young Kaylee Rodgers sang a stunning version of Cohen’s most classic tune with modified lyrics. Kaylee’s voice is soaring and rich, but it’s her story that is perhaps most uplifting.

Kaylee happens to have autism and ADHD, and because she was so shy at school, she had a hard time participating in class.

The principal of Killard House, Colin Millar, explains that she

“wouldn’t really read out in class … so to stand and perform in front of an audience is amazing …

It takes a lot of effort on Kaylee’s part.”

Kaylee’s music teacher, Lloyd Scates, played a large role in helping her find the confidence to sing.

Her mother divulged that “she always loved singing, but it wasn’t until she started at Killard House School that she really came into her own. Mr. Scates is like her safety blanket – he’s amazing.”

Watch the video below to witness Kaylee’s touching transformation.

The lyrics of this modified version were written by contemporary Christian rock band Cloverton.

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~Killard House Special School choir singing Hallelujah~

~Published on Dec 19, 2016~

The choir from Killard House, Donaghadee, singing Hallelujah led by Kaylee.

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‘This American Life’ …. “Imagine President Obama’s thoughts on the election and PEOTUS …. “!!


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~~December 15, 2016~~ 

IN A WORLD WITHOUT POLITICAL CORRECTNESS

In a world ‘governed’ by the ability to express personal thoughts without the constraints of being the President of the United States.

Just imagine if President Obama was able to say what he really thinks!

For now we just imagine what President Barak Obama might be thinking about Donald Trump and the current election.

Perfect lyrics, in my humble opinion!

HortyRex©

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A recent episode of This American Life featured a song written by Sara Bareilles and sung by Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. imagining what President Barak Obama might be thinking about Donald Trump and the current election.

Now, there’s a video to accompany it. 

The four minute visual shows Odom Jr. in the studio with a band, delivering and impassioned performance as the lyrics roll out at the bottom of the screen.

In the song, Odom Jr. sings, Bareilles’ poetic verse,

“One man rewriting the book on bad behavior/ Maybe cheats the neighbors/ Feels they get what they pay for/ We can’t pat him on the back and send him on through/ No man’s ignorance will ever be his virtue/ Is this the best we can be?

Seriously?”

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“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/7557782/leslie-odom-jr-hamilton-obama-trump-this-american-life-video

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~~Seriously~~

This American Life, Sara Bareilles, and Leslie Odom, Jr.

~~Published on Oct 28, 2016~~

This American Life asked Sara Bareilles (Broadway’s “Waitress”) to imagine what President Obama might be thinking about the current election and Donald Trump, but can’t say publicly. Leslie Odom, Jr., performs the song.

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The Canadian Tenors …. ‘Hallelujah’ Cover …. and a surprise guest …. !!


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~~December 9, 2016~~ 

CELINE DION AND THE CANADIAN TENORS

~YET ANOTHER ‘HALLELUJAH’~

As I’ve said before, for some unknown reason, covers of this song keep ‘popping up’ in my feed.

Here’s another one.

This song has attained a new meaning in my personal musical library.

It reminds me of so much …

Hope you enjoy this one too!

HortyRex©

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Celine Dion Surprises The Canadian Tenors During Their Rendition Of “Hallelujah”

The Canadian Tenors are a vocal quartet comprised of members Remigio Pereira, Victor Micallef, Fraser Walters, and Clifton Murray. The quartet are known for their performance of operatic pop, which consists of classical music and mainstream music.

They have been hailed as one of Canada’s “national treasures” by critics and fans alike.

On February 10th, 2010, the group had the privilege of visiting the Oprah Winfrey Show, where they held a mini concert. While singing their rendition of the song “Hallelujah,” they get the surprise of a lifetime.

As they’re singing, someone comes up from backstage to surprise them, and the guys are absolutely shocked when they see that it’s none other than legendary Canadian songstress, Celine Dion!

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.wimp.com/celine-dion-surprises-the-canadian-tenors-during-their-rendition-of-hallelujah/

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~~Hallelujah~~

Celine Dion & The Canadian Tenors 

~~Uploaded on Feb 14, 2010~~

Celine Dion & The Canadian Tenors – Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen) on Oprah Winfrey Show February, 10th 2010

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~Lyrics~

“I’ve heard there was a secret chord
That David played, and it pleased the Lord
But you don’t really care for music, do you?
It goes like this
The fourth, the fifth
The minor fall, the major lift
The baffled king composing Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah
Hallelujah

Baby I have been here before
I know this room, I’ve walked this floor
I used to live alone before I knew you.
I’ve seen your flag on the marble arch
Love is not a victory march
It’s a cold and it’s a broken Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah

I did my best, it wasn’t much
I couldn’t feel, so I tried to touch
I’ve told the truth, I didn’t come to fool you
And even though it all went wrong
I’ll stand before the Lord of Song
With nothing on my tongue but Hallelujah

Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah, Hallelujah
Hallelujah”

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To start the day …. “Ricky Martin and Maluma …. ‘Vente Pa’Ca’ …. “!!


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~~September 23, 2016~~ 

VENTE PA’ CA

(Come over this way!)

What a great way to start any morning.

Ricky Martin has a new video for a very catchy tune.

It brings back memories of summer as the fall season beings.

Are we already missing the summer heat?

These two guys are surely hot!!

HortyRex©

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Ricky Martin and Maluma’s “Vente Pa’Ca” has us feeling like it’s summer all over again.

After snapping a selfie together and blasting it on social media, the two hot Latin superstars host an epic beach party at the SLS Hotel in Miami Beach where they party it up Miami-style.

The clip was directed by Jessy Terrero.

The party track with a reggaeton beat was originally titled “Some Kind of Dream” in English and was written in Scandinavia by Anne Judith Stokke Wik, Ronny Vidar Svendsen, Nermin Harambasic, Justin Stein, Lars “Chief One” Pedersen  and Carl Ryden.

For the Spanish-language track, Mau Y Ricky Montaner penned the lyrics.

Martin also contributed in the writing.

While the video makes its debut now, “Vente Pa’Ca” will be available on all digital platforms as of Friday, September 23.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/latin/7518735/ricky-martin-maluma-vente-paca-music-video

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~~Vente Pa’ Ca~~

Ricky Martin – ft. Maluma

~~Published on Sep 22, 2016~~

Ricky Martin feat. Maluma – “Vente Pa’ Ca”

(Official Music Video)

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At the end of the day …. “Céline Dion …. ‘Recovering’ …. by P!nk”!!


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~~September 13, 2016~~ 

RECOVERING

The loss is still felt. It will forever be.

The void is too huge to measure.

Time will heal the wounds.

Memories remain.

Forever, René!

HortyRex©

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~Céline Dion Stand Up To Cancer Video~

Watch ‘Recovering’ Performance

Céline Dion performed her new song “Recovering” during the 2016 Stand Up To Cancer benefit on Friday night, September 9.

The celebrity fundraiser aired live from the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, where dozens of A-list stars gathered to raise money for cancer research.

The hour-long, commercial-free telecast featured several musical performances and special guests, but Dion’s emotional tribute to her late husband, René Angelil, was one of the night’s bittersweet highlights.

René Angelil died in January following a lengthy battle with throat cancer. Just two days later, Dion’s brother Daniel tragically passed away from a combination of brain, throat and tongue cancer.

Recovering,” which was written specifically for Dion by fellow singer P!nk, will be included on Dion’s upcoming album.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

http://www.gossipcop.com

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I am recovering …
The faith of a child
By a part of my heart
I was reckless and wild
I am recovering
A hope that I lost
A part of my soul
That paid the cost …

Little by little, day by day
One step at a time
Shake up the devil, oh
Take back my peace of mind

I am a recoverin’
Anxiety addict
A broken perfectionist
Somewhat erratic
I am a recoverin’
A constant regretter
Hold it against her
At least til forever

Little by little, day by day
One step at a time
Shake up the devil, oh
Take back my peace of mind

Hold me
As I fall apart, baby
Hold me
Here in the dark
Cause the old me
Run just as far as I could from my heart
When I’m going back to the start

Little by little, day by day
One step at a time
Shake up the devil, oh
Take back my peace of mind
Tell him I love him, yeah

(Take back my peace of mind … )

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~~Recovering~~

(Live on Stand Up To Cancer, September 9th, 2016)

~~Published on Sep 10, 2016~~

Céline Dion performing her new single “Recovering” written by Pink for the first time ever on Stand Up To Cancer.

The show was broadcasted on ABC on September 9th, 2016.

“Recovering” is going to be included in Celine’s next English album which is due to be released in 2017.

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Sia – The Greatest …. “Three months ago today …. “!!


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~~September 12, 2016~~ 

THREE MONTHS AGO TODAY

It’s been three long months.

It seems like an eternity ago.

Tributes continue to surface.

Sia has released a song Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar.

It’s powerful.

I’m sharing it today, on the 3rd month after the Orlando tragedy.

Hoping this event doesn’t get lost amid all the current events our society is continually going through.

HortyRex©

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On June 12, 2016, a heartless man, killed 49 people and wounded 53 others in a terrorist attack/hate crime inside Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, United States.

He was shot and killed by Orlando Police Department (OPD) officers after a three-hour standoff. Pulse was hosting Latin Night and most of the victims were Latino.

It was the deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter, the deadliest incident of violence against LGBT people in United States history, and the deadliest terrorist attack in the United States since the September 11 attacks in 2001.

“As it appears in …. full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_Orlando_nightclub_shooting

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The Greatestis a song by Sia featuring Kendrick Lamar

The single was released on 6 September 2016 through Monkey Puzzle Records and RCA Records as the lead single from her upcoming eighth studio album, We Are Your Children. The song was written by Sia alongside Greg Kurstin, who produced the song with AJ Santos also known as Yektro.

The video for the single features dancer Maddie Ziegler, and was directed by Daniel Askill for Radical Media.

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Jessica Goodman from Entertainment Weekly found the chorus “massive and catchy.” Once the critics had picked up on the song’s connection with the 2016 Orlando nightclub shooting, Spencer Kornhaber of The Atlantic wrote:

Making pop about a specific tragedy is necessarily a tricky job. So it’s no crime that some of the other mainstream original songs memorializing Orlando have been as rote as issue-oriented singles are often stereotyped as being. But “The Greatest” is very potent, a work of art, not charity.There’s no break here from the rest of Sia’s catalogue about pain and release in everyday life: You hear a sad voice wailing about bucking up, very stark emotional peaks and valleys, and a danceable backing of explosive drums, toy-box melodies, and reggae grooves.

Sia and Greg Kurstin may have written the song even before the massacre. But in the context of Orlando, the possible platitude of the chorus becomes gutting:

“I’m free to be the greatest/I’m alive.”

She’s pepping the listener up, but she’s also defining the value of life, marking the human potential that’s been lost.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Greatest_(Sia_song)

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~~The Greatest~~

~~Published on Sep 5, 2016~~

LYRICS

uh oh
running out of breath but i
oh i i got stamina
uh oh
running now i close my eyes
butoh oh i got stamina

uh oh
i see another mountain to climb
but i i got stamina
uh oh
i need another lover be mine
cos i i got stamina

Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

Chorus

i’m free to be the greatest i’m alive
i’m free to be the greatest here tonight
the greatest the greatest the greatest alive
the greatest the greatest alive

uh oh
running out of breath but i
oh i i got stamina
uh oh
running now i close my eyes
but oh oh i got stamina

oh yeah
running through the waves of love
oh i i got stamina
oh yeah
i’m running and i’ve just enough
oh i i got stamina

Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

Chorus

i’m free to be the greatest i’m alive
i’m free to be the greatest here tonight
the greatest the greatest the greatest alive
the greatest the greatest alive

(oh, oh i’ve got stamina
oh, ohi’ve got stamina X2)

Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no
Don’t give up, I won’t give up
Don’t give up, no no no

Chorus

i’m free to be the greatest i’m alive
i’m free to be the greatest here tonight
the greatest the greatest the greatest alive
the greatest the greatest alive

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To start the day …. “Dixie Chicks – Not Ready To Make Nice …. “!!


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~~August 18, 2016~~ 

REMEMBER WHEN?

The Dixie Chicks were an up and coming country, bluegrass roots and rock ’n’ roll music band who were really taking off as musical performers.

That all changed when a simple comment appeared to insult the then president of the United States.

Many fans, radio stations, individuals turned against them because of a single comment.

The lead singer was exercising her “freedom of speech”.

The aftermath was  very negative including death threats towards them and their families.

Not Ready to Make Nice” is one of my favorite songs from the Taking the Long Way album.

It expresses still their feelings some time after “the incident”.

I can barely being to imagine how they felt.

Yet …. they are back!!!

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The Chicks, whose bluegrass roots and rock ’n’ roll spirit broke down country music barriers and made them the best-selling female band of all time in the United States, were in the middle of a lengthy hiatus. The trio had not been heard from since scaling back a 2006 tour that suffered from continuing reverberations from “the incident”:

a remark the singer Natalie Maines had made about President George W. Bush a few years earlier.

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Not Ready to Make Nice” is a song co-written and performed by American country music band Dixie Chicks.

It was released in June 2006 as the first single from the band’s seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way. It remains the band’s biggest hit in the US to date. The song was written by Natalie Maines, Martie Maguire, Emily Robison, and Dan Wilson.

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~Dixie Chicks Announce Summer 2016 U.S. Tour~

Country trio’s DCX MMXVI trek will hit more than 40 U.S. markets after it launches June 1st.

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http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/dixie-chicks-announce-summer-2016-u-s-tour-20151116

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~~Not Ready To Make Nice~~

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~~Uploaded on Oct 2, 2009~~

Dixie Chicks’ official music video for ‘Not Ready To Make Nice’.

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“Not Ready To Make Nice”

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting

I’m through with doubt
There’s nothing left for me to figure out
I’ve paid a price
And I’ll keep paying

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I know you said
Can’t you just get over it
It turned my whole world around
And I kind of like it

I made my bed and I sleep like a baby
With no regrets and I don’t mind sayin’
It’s a sad sad story when a mother will teach her
Daughter that she ought to hate a perfect stranger
And how in the world can the words that I said
Send somebody so over the edge
That they’d write me a letter
Sayin’ that I better shut up and sing
Or my life will be over

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

I’m not ready to make nice
I’m not ready to back down
I’m still mad as hell and
I don’t have time to go round and round and round
It’s too late to make it right
I probably wouldn’t if I could
‘Cause I’m mad as hell
Can’t bring myself to do what it is you think I should

What it is you think I should

Forgive, sounds good
Forget, I’m not sure I could
They say time heals everything
But I’m still waiting …

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