‘I’m excited,’ Dillon said, his eyes wet with tears. ‘I’m happy. I’m alive. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to people when I say that, but… I never thought I would be here.’
Jonny West, a 23-year-old music teacher from Murietta, California, made it through with an original song, while his 26-year-old girlfriend Margie Mays, a music teacher from Wilmington, Delaware, was sent home despite her beautiful version of the Freya Ridings song Lost Without You.
As the show ended, a performer named Just Sam, 20, who spent her days busking in the New York City subways, fell apart from the stress, getting a headache and crying, as she observed, ‘This audition, it would change my family’s life… I have to do it, I have to make it.’
Cardiff’s singfest was all the stronger this time for being mercifully free from old warhorses among the material. Instead, there was plenty of gutsy contemporary repertoire, and it revealed some star talent. Irina Lungu, Kostas Smoriginas and Sergejs Jegers – aged 25, 24 and 27 respectively – are singers with a future.
“We will miss her terribly. She spent 40 years here on the Vineyard. I’ve been working with her for 30 years here (on Marthas’s Vineyard) and three years since she moved (to Ohio), he said.
“I would like to apologise to anybody I have offended in a recent interview with the Guardian relating to the American President. The question caught me off guard,” Twain explained on Twitter. “I am passionately against discrimination of any kind and hope it’s clear from the choices I have made, and the people I stand with, […]
What went wrong and what they need to do: Awards-season fare such as White Boy Rick, The Front Runner and the 2017 carryover All The Money in the World. Sophisticated adult fare is always a challenge, and the specialty B.O. sector has largely been down compared to 2017. That said, these titles failed to get awards season traction […]
“All I can feel right now is loss but beneath that I have so much gratitude. I’m grateful to the universe for entrusting me with her beautiful soul and providing me with the perfect best friend and companion.