A month ago, my eleven-year-old participated in her first-ever vocal solo contest. She prepared a solo (In Italian - another first for her), practiced it for over a month (never in front of us though...too embarrassing!), and sang the piece before a judge. During the actual performance was the first time I had ever heard her sing her solo. It was BEAUTIFUL! I cried...I couldn't help it! I had no idea she could sing like that! At the end of the video below you'll see her reacting to my verklempt Mom moment. ha.
She earned a first-rating from the judge. Here is the performance: