October 14, 2021,
If you could get your day in the sun, in front of millions, demonstrating your greatest talent, what would be your motivation for doing so?
Popularity with who you are attracted to?
Making up for a past failure?
How about this one. Proving to all who didn’t believe in you, and said that you couldn’t reach stardom, that they were completely wrong.
The list could go on.
Sad but often true.
In a time period of reality Television, YouTube, and Social Media “friends” and “followers,” it seems that everyone wants to be famous, rich and popular.
Is there a psychology to all of this? Of course.
The team at CNN educates, “The desire to be famous comes from a basic human need to be part of a group, said Orville Gilbert Brim, psychologist and author of the new book “Look at Me! The Fame Motive From Childhood to Death,” out this month from the University of Michigan Press.”
So many are working almost around the clock to promote their brand, especially singers. There is a wonderful platform to do so.
The program attracts a variety of participants, from across the United States and abroad, to take part and who possess some form of talents, with acts ranging from singing, dancing, comedy, magic, stunts, variety, and other genres.
Each participant who auditions attempts to secure a place in the live episodes of a season by impressing a panel of judges – the current line-up consists of Cowell, Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Sofia Vergara.
Those that make it into the live episodes compete against each other for both the judges’ and public’s vote in order to reach the live final, where the winner receives a large cash prize, primarily paid over a period of time, and, since the third season, a chance to headline a show on the Las Vegas Strip.
Do you wish you were there? Under the lights? Surrounded by the loving crowd?
There is a super talent who was once there and did very well.
Her name is Angelica Hale.
She became the youngest runner-up in the show’s history.
She then advanced to the Top 10 finals where she performed “Symphony” by Clean Bandit and Zara Larsson. For the finale in episode 22, she performed “Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You)” by Kelly Clarkson with Clarkson and fellow contestant Kechi Okwuchi.
At her website angelicahale.com her team adds, “Besides competing in season 12 of America’s Got Talent where she finished as the youngest runner-up in the show’s history, she has been a featured performer in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, Dr. Martin Luther King commemoration, performed for the Atlanta Falcons (NFL), Pittsburgh Steelers (NFL), Atlanta Braves (MLB), US Open (Tennis), and Ottawa Senators (NHL), while also appearing on several TV shows, such as Little Big Shots, Today Show, Access Hollywood, Pickler & Ben, Harry, Hallmark Channel, and numerous affiliated news/morning shows.”
The Kelly Clarkson hit was very symbolic. Why?
Angelica is a tough Fem Competitor and fighter.
At the age of four, Angelica contracted a severe bacterial pneumonia, causing septic shock and multiple organ failure, including her kidneys, and suffered permanent scarring on her right lung.
She was placed in a medically-induced coma, transferred from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Scottish Rite to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, and placed on ECMO life-support. After spending 12 days on ECMO and 80 days in the hospital recovering, she was released to go home on April 24, 2012. On September 13, 2013 after spending a year and a half on dialysis, Hale received a life-saving kidney transplant from her mother.
Soon afterwards, Angelica began taking singing lessons with vocal coach Tara Simon in Alpharetta, Georgia. She then won a singing competition for five- to nine-year-olds, and has performed for many charitable functions, such as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
If you have an important dream, Angelica’s story can serve as a strong motivation not to give up on it. Ever.
Hopefully you are familiar with her. Get to know her. Her singing is incredible.
Later, after her star continues to rise, please say you read about it here first.
Atlanta Teen Singing Sensation Angelica Hale Releases a New Single
“Set a Place at Your Table”
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Oct 11, 2021, 08:44 ET
ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Atlanta, teenage singing sensation Angelica Hale releases a new single, “Set a Place at Your Table,” written by the Canadian Country Music recording artist Jake Leiske Willis and Kenny Munshaw.
Hale made her nationally televised singing debut at 9, becoming the youngest runner-up in the history of America’s Got Talent. Since then, she has used her voice to support national and international charitable organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation, which she serves as its first “kid ambassador,” and the Sepsis Alliance. She has sung for Michelle Obama, George W. Bush, Quincy Jones, John Legend, Super Bowl LIII team owners and frequently performs anthems and half-time shows at other major sporting events.
Willis, founder of the award-winning Canadian country music band Farmer’s Daughter, says the inspiration for “Set a Place at Your Table” was drawn from true life. After learning that many of the kids in her community were going to school hungry, Willis decided to take action. She created a vocal project for her students to record and sell, with the proceeds helping kids right in their own community. “Set A Place at Your Table became the anthem,” says Willis.
The single is produced in collaboration with Willis, multi platinum-winning music producer David Kalmusky of Nashville, TN and Lily Saborit, founding partner of Atlanta’s Savor Entertainment. It was first recorded in 2007 featuring Justin Bieber. “When Lily approached me to re-record it with Angelica, I was thrilled,” Willis says. She and Kalmusky have over a two-decade-long friendship and have toured extensively together with Farmer’s Daughter. Kalmusky is the co-founder of Addiction Sound Studios in Nashville and is known for flawlessly navigating among many genres.
“I am grateful to be part of this collaboration,” Hale says. “We want to encourage compassion and empathy for one another, Set a Place at Your Table should be an anthem, says Hale “I’m excited to be sharing this message of hope.”
SOURCE Savor Entertainment
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