Saturday, April 21

Kerry Ellis Can Sing!

As I’m writing this I am listening to Kerry Ellis performing live in Concert last night on Friday night is Music Night at the Watford Colosseum with special guests  Ramin Karimloo and Jonathan Ansell.

She is sailing effortlessly through show tunes from My Fair Lady and Babes in Arms, some tricky  Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand classics as well as duetting with Ansell and Karimloo to perfection. All demonstrating what a great and versatile voice she has.

Which raises the point that everyone can have an off day.  In the much talked about  audition that she gave for the new BBC hit show The Voice singing “Son of a Preacher Man” her voice was very pitchy and tinny in parts and really let her down.  Nerves obviously got the better of her and then to add insult to injury none of the judges pressed their I Want You” button to swing their chair round.

I have always believed Kerry is destined for great things and although she missed this chance to become a pop star with a recording contract she has Queen’s Brian May as a great mentor and is constantly doing new things. Her next venture in musical theatre is appearing with Kaiser Chief's Ricky Wilson in the arena tour of Jeff Wayne's The War of The Worlds: The New Generation - Alive on Stage opening in Dublin at the end of November.

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