We have a lot of American Idol fans out there. I quickly discovered that after Tuesday night’s show, when a very large number of AI viewers ended up on my site searching for Lea Marie. I had done a short piece on her last July, when I met her in Nashville. She was singing at the piano in a hotel lobby.
Those of you who watched AI on Tuesday know that Lea Marie made it through all the auditions that lead up to singing for the television judges. Unfortunately, she didn’t do very well in there (See AI audition video). When Simon asked her if she was going to sing something she wrote, I wish she had said yes. It just seems to me that songwriters always do better with their own music than they do singing someone else’s songs. Her “World of Wonders” CD (pictured at right) is available by clicking here. The CD has three versions of the song “World of Wonders.” You can listen to them all on the site where you order the CD. (Read the rest of this entry to see her World of Wonders video).
In my July 22 post, I told you Lea Marie sings pop, country, R&B and Broadway songs, and that she loves all kinds of music. But, I think she’s really pop. And, the main reason for this post is that I wanted to get one of her videos up here for all of you to see – and to hear. She mentioned on the television show that she has written over 100 songs. Here is her video of “World of Wonders.” This will give you all an idea of what she can do – when she’s not standing in front of four very opinionated judges.
So for all of you who have been searching for information about Lea Marie, this should point you in the right direction. She has a web site, and she has a few of her other videos up on YouTube.
I’ll talk to you all soon. Have to check my mail – I’m really far behind with everything this morning. Have a great Thursday! And, keep warm! Brrrrrr.. We’re definitely getting some Arctic temperatures here in Tennessee! It was something like 8 this morning! Later guys!