Thanks Graham! I believe that, as always, I have be totally "Westenwowed"! It feels like it's been so long since we've heard her sing "I Dreamed a Dream." It was nice to hear it again. Amazing video Graham. Thanks again.
I read the first paragaph of this article 'HAYLEY Westenra is back after a two-year self-imposed hiatus' and thought 'WHAT?' two years? Couldn't be? Then I realised that Hayley's last UK tour was the Christmas Wishes tour in December 2010. But Hayley has certainly been doing a lot since then!
When she sang this on AT I felt it was for the tv audience and didn't come across so well for TV, for me, although others posted they were happy.
I wrote then I felt it was the camera work. It was. This is how she probably presented it to the TV audience and this time, the camera concentrating entirely upon her brought it off. I regret not doing what Grant is doing. Seeing every performance but she'll be back and maybe... Barbican Christmas?
We are seeing an experienced artiste delivering a mature performance of great empathy with her art and life... and I wasn't there! Oh Wow indeed, I'm already gearing up for Derngate.
Thank you Graham.
Her eyes were the blue of cornflowers that dance amongst ripening wheat, Her hair the colour of golden sands bleached by summer's heat.