ARETHA FRANKLIN …. “ūüíěūüéľ Queen of Soul Replaces Pavarotti …. Singing ‘NESSUN DORMA’ ūüéľūüíě …. “!!


~~August 17, 2018~~


 Nessun Dorma

What can I say?

Words fail me. Let the video speak for itself.



Aretha Franklin performs at the Festival of Families as Pope Francis looks on Sept. 26, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


One amazing performance came in 1998.

It was 30 minutes into the 1998 Grammy Awards and Gary Simmons, the assistant to the show’s co-producer, Tisha Fein, got a phone call:

Luciano Pavarotti would not be performing.

Franklin had been booked on the show to perform a¬†Blues Brothers¬†number with Dan Aykroyd, John Goodman and Jim Belushi. Two nights before, however, she had actually performed ‚ÄúNessun Dorma‚ÄĚ in honor of Pavarotti at a Music Cares dinner. The Grammys producer had an empty hole where Pavarotti‚Äôs performance was supposed to be, crossing into the third hour of the show.

Could she possibly …?


Luciano Pavarotti, too unwell to perform at the Grammy Awards, was replaced at the last minute by the Queen of Soul herself, who was a friend of the opera singer.

However, instead of opting for one of her own hits,¬†Franklin stuck with the aria most synonymous with¬†Pavarotti,¬†‚ÄúNessun Dorma‚ÄĚ.

More than a billion viewers watched live on TV¬† across the world on as Franklin hit the Puccini number’s signature high B with ease, stunning the 1998 Grammy Awards¬†audience in Radio City Music Hall and sending the jaws of artists including¬†Celine Dion¬†to the floor.

Several years later, Franklin performed the track yet again – this time for Pope Francis at a show in Philadelphia.


~You can watch a short video here~


~~Aretha Franklin – Nessun Dorma~~

Festival of Families, Philadelphia, September 26, 2015

~~Published on Sep 27, 2016~~

Aretha Franklin performs Nessun Dorma following Pope Francis’ attendance at Festival of Families in Philadelphia, September 26, 2015

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~The Aretha performance that changed Chris~

¬†“The ability to own something this hard, that’s not her own or from her own experience, she didn’t write it, in another language and still communicate so much, not to mention doing it last second, on such a major stage.”

~Cuomo Prime Time Facebook Page~


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At the end of the day ‚Ķ. ‚Äú‚ôę‚ô™ Laura Bretan and Il Volo …. Stunning “Nessum Dorma” Performance ‚ô™‚ôę …. “!!


~~September 15, 2016~~ 


As I mentioned before, Season 11 of America’s Got Talent ended last night.

I can’t get over the fact that all ten contestants were so amazing, many different categories.

Another one of my favorites was Laura Bretan, a young girl with the voice that evoked seasoned operatic professionals.

Last night she teamed up with Il Volo (one of my favorites performers) and contortionist Sofie Dossi and juggler Viktor Kee.

The effect was amazing!

Definite ‘chill factor’ there.




America’s Got Talent opera singer Laura Bretan, 14, had the opportunity of a lifetime when she was paired with Il Volo on the Wednesday night, September 14, season finale at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.

Bretan,¬†who previously¬†won¬†Romania’s Got Talent,¬†joined the handsome Italian “popera” trio – baritone Gianluca Ginoble and tenors Ignazio Boschetto and Piero Barone¬†– for a beautiful rendition of “Nessun¬†Dorma.”

The performance also included contortionist Sofie Dossi and juggler Viktor Kee, adding to the visuals.

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~~Il Volo and Laura Bretan~~

America’s Got Talent 2016

~~Published on Sep 14, 2016~~

Laura Bretan, Sofie Dossi and Victor Kee join Il Volo for a stunning performance of “Nessum Dorma.”

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