while Hayley is singing I Am A Thousand Winds she seems to pick someone in the audience at 2:05 to 2:16 and again at 3:49 to 4:07.
I wonder what sixth sense causes her to do it. The recipient definitely knows who she is looking at, there is absolutely no doubt about it even at forty or fifty feet, it can be the longest ten seconds in the listeners life and a moment to treasure and cherish forever.
" But you make me forget so very much.
I forget to pray for the Angels
and then the Angels forget to pray for us. " ......Leonard Cohen
It's sad that she hasn't performed not only Dido's lament but any song that has really high notes like ever, other than one or two times when she was like really young....for a soprano this should be easy and is always expected as well. For Hayley upto the F5 belts it's like nothing, as in you'd know it's easy deal for her. Whereas the high note at the end of "let it go" for instance, an Eb5(2 semitones lower than Hayley's easy note) would be a dramatic finish to a song and regarded as real high by many...and Idina fails hitting it sometimes....so for Hayley to be really vocally impressive she needs to hit anything above the F5, and attempt songs like Malena and such live, and sing Amazing grace with the original high notes, and also Ave Maria. It's such a turn down when she doesn't, atleast once in one song in an entire concert should be a must to fulfill any concert goer's experience as well. And believe me, Hayley's classical way of hitting high notes are not damaging to the vocal chords unlike the likes of pop singers, where you need to 'preserve' your voice. If anything, high notes require lesser effort than chesty low notes.