When 12-year-old Maia Gough steps on stage, all the judges but Simon look happy to see what she is going to perform -- especially after telling them that she will be singing a Whitney Houston song. She certainly shocks them all when she sings this powerful rendition of a classic.
You will give this one a standing ovation yourself when you hear how powerful this girl sings at such a young age. Simon doesn't seem thrilled with the idea of her singing until she starts. Then he has a huge smile on his face. Most people who try to audition with a first song like this don't do well. Maia really knocks this audition of "I Have Nothing" out of the ballpark. Even Simon gets up to give her a standing ovation at the end. This is a MUST SEE!
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Kierra Sheard, the gospel singer and judge on BET's "Sunday Best" talent competition, recently announced that people will get a preview of her upcoming full figure fashion line on the show.
Sheard, 27, took to her Instagram page to let the world know where they can get an official first glimpse of her high-end clothing line called, Eleven 60, before it's official debut in the Fall.
The prosecution in the long-standing case against Singapore megachurch pastor Kong Hee and five other City Harvest Church members has claimed that the accused manipulated transactions and raised the church's budget deficit to $1.8 million in order to continue financing the popstar career of singer Ho Yeow Sun, Kong's wife.
"Essentially, you were prepared to increase the church's expenses by $630,000, causing the church deficit to rise to $1.8 million for 2007, to ensure that you were able to continue financing Sun Ho's music career. Correct?" Deputy Public Prosecutor Christopher Ong asked former CHC finance manager Serina Wee Gek Yin on Tuesday, The Straits Times reported.
Wee, Kong, and four other CHC members are being tried for misusing church money by secretly funneling funds by way of sham bond investments into a company called Xtron, which was in charge of Ho's career. more >>
With Mother's Day right around the corner, many artists like to release songs to show their love for their mother. Home Free's a cappella version of this song is beautiful and a must listen!
If you are a fan of Garth Brooks' son, then you have already had an idea of what this song sounds like. Home Free's version includes beautiful harmonies and lyrics that will touch your heart. It is one you will want to share with your mother on that special day. Mother's are very special to our lives, and we must not forget to appreciate them on this special day, and every day. God truly blesses us with amazing mothers!
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: "Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all." - Proverbs 31:25-30 more >>
Following her hospitalization last month after being discovered unconscious in her home, a statement on Joni Mitchell's official website countered rumors that the artist is in a coma and is not responsive. The statement said that the Canadian singer-songwriter is "not in a coma."
The 71-year old artist is expected to fully recover soon. The statement added: "Joni is still in the hospital – but she comprehends, she's alert and she has her full senses."
This is contrary to earlier reports about the singer being unconscious and unresponsive. more >>
Mike Fisher, who welcomed his first child with wife Carrie Underwood in February, recently described fatherhood as "a miracle from God" before drawing a comparison between parental love and love from God.
The player for the Nashville Predators has been married to Underwood since 2010, and the couple is still adjusting to life with Isaiah Michael, born on Feb. 27. However, Fisher said fatherhood has already deepened his relationship with not only his own parents, but with God.
"It really, truly is a miracle from God that happens that is so cool," the NHL star told The Tennessean in early April. "The first thing you think about now after a month is how much more you appreciate your parents and their love for you. Ultimately, I believe [in] God the Father, His love for us changes the whole picture. It's a lot more vivid." more >>