Performance Contest

Performance Contest
Performance Contest. Because don’t you love to listen to people performing?

Performance Contest is our latest aura reading here at the blog. Nothing like “The Voice.” Relax!

This Performance Contest will be a chance to win a particular kind of aura reading. One that I do with this new-to-the-blog skill of energetic literacy. Doing an aura reading based on hearing the voice of the nominee.

Maybe you enjoyed the recent aura reading of about singer Charles Trenet. And the follow-up bits of aura reading.

Now I’d like to give you a chance to nominate a singer or actor. Or other person who might win a Grammy. Spoken word. Or a monologue!

Performance Contest Offers Something Special to Music Lovers

Have you ever listened to a singer… Maybe a singer you grew up listening to as a kid…  Even before the crazy-hype-hot-linked-always-tweetable times in which we all live now.

And you wondered… I wish I knew what that person was really like.

This contest, Blog-Buddies, is a unique way to find that out.

Performance Contest Requirements Are, Likewise, Specialized

Why are requirements specialized for entering this contest? Because I’ll need to be able to hear the voice of your nominee.

  • Could be speaking.
  • Or singing.
  • Or reciting.
  • Or acting.
  • Or talking at length.

How NOT to Win this Performance Contest

Just to avoid potential problems…

Blog-Buddies, I need to hear that nominated voice. Go to it right away. And have it continue for three minutes straight.

That will make my aura reading far easier. And, when entering a contest, it never hurts. If you make things easy for Rose. Once I get past that YouTube ad, hello! I want to hear that voice within 30 seconds (at most).

Neither going back and forth, like a duet. Nor continuous talking or singing by the person.

What else won’t work for me? Though it might be a very delightful performance, otherwise:

  • Not playing a flute.
  • Or even the glorious tambourine.
  • Not a cat that can sing.
  • Nope, only a human performer is eligible here.

One More Thing to Consider for this Performance Contest

Just like with a photo entry, guess what?

I’ll be reading the person at the time of the “voice photo.”

Is that bit of sound performance representative of the person? Or is it just in the role?

“What you see is what you get.” Surely, you’ve seen that saying.

Well, with this new kind of aura reading, same deal. Kinda. “What Rose hears is what she’ll read.”

Remember, because we’ve all been exposed to ideas of what psychics do. However, no skill of energetic literacy is like a psychic reading. Where Joe, the psychic,  smells perhaps a whiff of Gladys’s favorite perfume. And then Psychic Joe can track her down. Finding Gladys roaming on an obscure beach.

Okay, you’ve got the basics now, Blog-Buddies.

How to Enter this Performance Contest

Concluding this contest, I will choose three winners. No limit to your nominations. So enter as often as you like. Especially because choosing these YouTubes can be so much fun.

Please use a separate comment box for each contest nomination. Or more than one comment box, if it’s a long entry. (Which would be fine!)

To be considered a contest entry, your comment needs to include all the following:

  1. Choose a public figure you’re curious about.
  2. Supply the name of your nominee.
  3. Please supply a YouTube link to your nominee, doing a voice performance of some kind.
  4. Choose a recording from the time in that celebrity’s life you’re curious about. (Again, that’s how energetic literacy works. It’s about the person at the time. Being together. Or showing in a photo. Or, in this case, making a particular recording.)
  5. Describe what that person is famous for. Because not all of us may know that famous person as well as you do.
  6. Most fun of all… Please summarize why you’re curious about this person.

Contest closes November 2, 2017.

58 thoughts on “Performance Contest”

  • 1
    Lo says:

    Hi Rose! I’d like to nominate Lena Horne, singer, dancer, and civil rights activist..

    I love this clip of her in The Wiz singing “Believe in Yourself.”

    Such a powerful voice and so uplifting you feel like she is singing it to you giving you her some of her strength.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=DHzx2P4x63c

  • 2
    Lo says:

    I am super curious about the woman behind this voice, an African American woman who was a Hollywood star and sex symbol with a career that spanned decades starting in the late 1930’s. She broke through all kinds of barriers.

    You can read more impressive career and civil rights activism on Wikipedia: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lena_HorneWikipedia

    There is a story I love about how she handled a deeply unjust situation while entertaining troops for USO during WWII.

  • 3
    Liane says:

    Oh, this is easy! Bob Seger.

    I don’t know what he’s done politically, personally, publicly. All I know is his voice has always done it for me.

    It would be interesting to see what about his voice feeds my soul. Without knowing a single other thing about him.

    It might be that it takes me back to a time when it seemed like music truly did soothe my soul. Like nothing else could.

    This is a youtube soundtrack of his song ‘Night Moves’. No way to choose an absolute favorite!

    https://youtu.be/BFRVegQZ_r0

  • 4
    Rose Rosetree says:

    LIANE and LO, thank you for two fabulous first contest nominations.

    I wondered if such a new type of contest would inimidate entrants. You’ve proven to me that you Blog-Buddies are willing and able to join me. As we keep pushing the leading edge of deeper perception as a form of human birthright.

    Not psychic development but purely skill at energetic literacy. Learnable by anyone now who is energy sensitive. Just because we really are living in a new era on earth, The Age of Awakening.

  • 5
    Rose Rosetree says:

    LO, you inspired me to read that section on Wikipedia: Political Activism.

    Like you, I was so moved by Lena Horne’s courage and resourcefulness. For example, during one performance: Positioning herself to stand deep into the audience, so she could honor African-American servicemen and other American servicemen, while keeping her back to the German POWs in her audience. Wow!

  • 6
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Side note: When my grandfather was a prisoner of war, back in World War I, he stayed in a rather non-glamorous part of Siberia for five years.

    And I’m pretty darned sure he didn’t get to attend shows starring the likes of Lena Horne….

  • 7
    Katriina says:

    I’d like to nominate Susan Boyle.

    https://youtu.be/ehI7VoNBYF4

    She made her breakthrough as a contestant on Britain’s Got Talent in 2009. She was in her late 40’s at the time.

    This linked recording is from 2014 after she had been in the spotlight for several years. She still has a quality to her singing that enchants me, and I would love to know what is going on with her while she sings.

    She fascinates me because of her fairly late entry into stardom, the public ridicule she endured for her appearance and because she has done all this as someone with Asperger’s syndrome. Also, her voice is amazing.

  • 8
    Liane says:

    My other choice would have been Morgan Freeman. Sadly, I am unable to find a long enough youtube video of his voice alone. Spent way too much time already!

  • 9
    Jnana says:

    Does giving a talk count as a performance? Like an interview or a fiery speech?

  • 10
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Thanks for these latest contributions. 🙂

    Definitely, JNANA, speaking counts. Glad you asked, because the heading “Performance Requirements” has a bunch of bullets and this is addressed in #5.

    But then I go on to list a whole other bunch o’ bullets about what NOT to enter. I can see how all those yesses and no’s could be a bit much.

  • 11
    Jnana says:

    Gosh, so you did. Have to confess to reading much too fast these days. Too much going on. Hoping normality will return soon.

  • 12
    Cathy says:

    Oh, so exciting!

    I would like to nominate Grant Cardone.

    https://youtu.be/7GQVKZOS328

  • 13
    Cathy says:

    He fascinates me on a variety of levels.

    As I work in direct sales, I am always looking for better training and motivation ( without the auric issues! lol)

  • 14
    Cathy says:

    His training is amazing, but so is his story, ways of building a business -he refuses to have anything to do with Wall Street, or a dozen other time-honored ways of doing business- while giving back and giving value.

  • 15
    Cathy says:

    He appears kind while being totally brash very often, he seems to have integrity and not much of a filter on his mouth!

    His training is unlike anything I’ve seen by most experts out there, and very effective.

    So curious to find out how real this all is!

  • 16
    Lilian says:

    OK, here’s Josh Homme performing on Jools Holland. Of Queens of the Stone Age which are a rock band. He’s his own thing, like Jack White from the white stripes.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JvOfnYZvNU

  • 17
    Lilian says:

    He is the husband of Brody Dalle, who I managed to write a fan article on in the comments section a while ago.

    What I like about him is that he’s a brainy person with a lot of heart. A rock philosopher with an awkward sense of humour and a notoriously bad temper (in certain situations). Though not remotely enlightened, I reckon.

    He’s the band in an alternative non stripped back mode.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgPhQ8V146s

    But I nominate the above recording.

  • 18
    Lilian says:

    What I find interesting is that he’s letting his guard down more in his old age, but still in his brainy way.

    Villains of circumstance is about Brody, on the most part.

    And Domesticated Animals is about his dislike of being controlled (see first min of the recording.)

  • 19
    Lilian says:

    One day I might ask for a session to ask why I love my favourite music quite so much. Rose, this isn’t a nomination, but could possibly be a theme song for you. I jest, but here are the lyrics. :-p

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9itwt_opsvQ

    Cause agony brings no reward
    For one more hit and one last score
    Don’t be a casualty, cut the cord
    Don’t be a casualty, cut the cord

    (Freedom, la la la la)
    (Freedom, follow me) Cut the cord
    (Freedom, la la la la)
    (Freedom, follow me, me, me)

  • 20
    Lo says:

    Just read the post of James Taylor aura reading. The question “Do you have a song these days?” made me think of this one for me.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Hv1SphSuw60

    It’s not the greatest example of what a person can be, but I love this song anyway. Sorry about the goofy images the user placed on this video.

  • 21
    Christine says:

    I would like to nominate the singer Shakira. She from Colombia and is famous being the best selling Colombian artist, as well as singing in English and Spanish.

    I am curious about this person because she is my favorite Spanish language singer, is beautiful and talented, and seems to genuinely care about giving back to her home country.

  • 22
    Christine says:

    Here is the youtube link to the most recent song I like of hers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UV0QGLmYys

  • 23
    Valerie says:

    I have a nomination Rose, and Caroline here is a song that I find to be very uplifting 🙂

    My nomination is for Antje Duvekot singing “Merry Go Round”:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HF1Wz4qc7fo

  • 24
    Valerie says:

    To me this is a song about how we couldn’t appreciate beauty, love, and light as we do if it weren’t for ugliness, hate, and darkness to show us the contrast.

    Also that there is always something good going on for someone, somewhere in the world 🙂

  • 25
    Julie says:

    I’d like to nominate Phil Collins, a musician who I enjoyed hearing while growing up, and also enjoy now.

    He has such a unique voice that’s very recognizable. A big voice and a big talent.

    I appreciate how he creates a mood with each song, and everything I’ve heard him sing is meaningful. He puts heart and soul into it. And creates an atmosphere.

  • 26
    Julie says:

    He does sing the gamut of emotions – everything from happy to heartbreak and in between.

    He both sings and plays the piano, and in some songs the drums as well.

    I personally can’t imagine doing all of those things! Such talent.

  • 27
    Julie says:

    I will link to a video of his song “Against All Odds” in a live performance. He starts playing right after the advertisement.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbxO9yAt3Cw

  • 28
    Julie says:

    I’ve always liked that he seems unpretentious and just about the music. Just about the expression.

    I think he has talent with the lyrics too. Here and there a line will really grab me as honest and humble.

  • 29
    Julie says:

    Like in his song “One More Night”, when he sings “But if you change your mind you know that I’ll be here/And maybe we both can learn”.

    It’s very sweet.

  • 30
    Emily says:

    Hi Rose! I’d like to nominate Lin Manuel Miranda.

    A dear friend introduced me to the music he wrote in the Hamilton musical (though we have yet to see it!). I have been singing his songs for weeks now.

  • 31
    Emily says:

    He wrote and composed Hamilton the musical, which tells the story of the ‘forgotten’ founding father Alexander Hamilton, telling the story of the Revolutionary War and the birth of America in the process.

  • 32
    Emily says:

    Even the songs, without seeing the musical bring the time period and the characters to life so vividly for me.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8_ARd4oKiI

    Here’s a video of him 7 years ago, performing one of the songs (at the White House) that was to be in the musical, a while before he made the musical.

  • 33
    Emily says:

    6 years later Hamilton ended up winning Tonys and Grammys galore.

    I’m especially interested in him as he worked so hard to bring it to life, and this particular clip is before it all came to fruition so I’d love to know more about what helped sustain and inspire him.

  • 34
    Emily says:

    More recently he has been outspoken on behalf of Puerto Rico, and even recorded a song to raise money.

    I find him super inspiring and I love his earnest enthusiasm in everything he does.

  • 35
    Gillian says:

    Lots of great entries here!

    I love listening to music and it is a big soul thrill activity for me.

    Everyone’s comments are giving me inspiration to broaden my musical tastes somewhat :-).

  • 36
    Liane says:

    It was your recent post about Miriam Makeba that made me think of another nomination. Sixto Rodriguez.

  • 37
    Liane says:

    After watching the ‘Searching for Sugarman’ documentary, I found myself not being able to get his story and his voice out of my head.

    Went to his Denver concert – it was not a sophisticated display of fireworks and big band.

  • 38
    Liane says:

    It was just a man, standing on the stage with his guitar, and one guy at the keyboard.

    He was 70-ish at the time. It was simple and pure and from his heart.

    The best concert I’ve ever been to.

  • 39
    Liane says:

    This is a man who could have-should have made it big in American music, but do to timing and some unscrupulous record companies, he fell flat.

  • 40
    Liane says:

    Unbeknownst to him, while he was struggling to support his family in Detroit, his music became like an anthem in South Africa – before, during, and after the apartide.

  • 41
    Liane says:

    Once he was re-discovered, he went to South Africa several times, performing to soldout crowds.

    In the documentary it says Rodriguez was on par with the Rolling Stones… just not in his home country. And he didn’t know it.

  • 42
    Liane says:

    This soundtrack is his young voice. It’s ‘Crucify Your Mind’ from his Cold Fact album.

    It would be interesting to learn who was this young man, so full of talent, only to live a life of crushing hard labor and poverty.

  • 43
    Liane says:

    Oops. Here’s the link.

    https://youtu.be/bzLvIPEFaKo

  • 44
    Logan says:

    I would like to nominate Norah Jones. Here is a really nice rendition she did of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun, in honor of the late Chris Cornell who passed away on May 18th earlier this year:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbQ08Ixczvo#t=45s

  • 45
    Logan says:

    Norah has been active in the public eye since the early 2000’s, and has since then earned numerous awards for her music.

    I find it most fascinating that when she was 16 she changed her birth name.

  • 46
    Logan says:

    Also interesting is that she considers herself spiritual and appreciates the rituals of her church, but does not consider herself deeply religious.

    I really admired her performance and I really liked her version of this song; probably more than the original.

  • 47
    Logan says:

    I felt a sense of sadness and respect for Chris while listening.

    I made it so that the video starts at 45 seconds so you can tune-in to her singing immediately, but the skipped piano play at the beginning is worth the listen.

  • 48
    Jnana says:

    I’d like to nominate Marianne Williamson who is working hard to bring spirituality into politics.

    She gave a really good speech a few months ago but since she teamed up with one in extreme addiction, I’m linking her BATGAP interview.

  • 49
    Jnana says:

    It was late at night and I was tired I but once she began the tiredness was gone and I sat riveted to the end.
    Truth and power combined, that’s what she is.

  • 50
  • 51
    Rose Rosetree says:

    Excellent timing, JNANA. Today is the final day to enter this contest!

    It’s not too late to win one of these distinctive audio aura readings.

  • 52
    Ann says:

    It’s still November 2nd in my time zone, so I’m hoping to get this in under the wire!

    I’d like to nominate Joyce DiDonato.

  • 53
    Ann says:

    Here she is singing “Morgen” by Richard Strauss (the orchestral introduction is a bit long; she starts singing around 1:10):

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zvsz1wNuZe0

  • 54
    Ann says:

    Ms. DiDonato is a classical and opera singer; she’s won multiple Grammys, including 2016 Best Classical Solo Vocal Album.

    A review that’s featured on her website:

  • 55
    Ann says:

    “The staggering, joyful artistry of Joyce DiDonato reminds us that in any generation there are a few giants.

    “Joyce is not only a great, brave and inspiring artist – one of the finest singers of our time- but she is also a transformative presence in the arts.

  • 56
    Ann says:

    “Those who know her repertoire are in awe of her gifts, and those who know nothing of it are instantly engaged. Joyce sings and the world is suddenly brighter. She compels us to listen actively, to hear things anew.”

  • 57
    Ann says:

    I chose this recording because I think the piece – and the way she sings it – is especially beautiful.

    Thanks, Rose!

  • 58
    Rose Rosetree says:

    With that magnificent final nomination from ANN, our latest contest is complete.

    Except for the three prizes, those Sound Aura Readings to come!!!

    Thanks to all of you who entered.

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