It was such an honor to make it to the semi-finals, however, I did not receive enough votes for top 3! THANK YOU to everyone who voted for and encouraged me!
Here is a link to all the FABULOUS finalist in all the categories! I’m planning on attending their performance at Lincoln Center on May 6th!
Toi, toi to everyone!
I love to listen to classical music, always have. So, a few months ago, I heard about a contest on WQXR Classical Radio here in New York City. My brain rolled the idea around and thought, I’d like to enter. I was busy teaching my students and didn’t really think about it again. Then, a few days before the deadline, I remembered and told my husband if he would video me, I could enter. He did and I found out this week, I made the semi-finals! I am SO very excited! It is such an honor!
There are 3 categories. Mine is the 35+ category. Each category has 10 semi-finalists and the top 3 in those categories get to perform at Lincoln Center, a dream I’ve had since 8th grade!
You can help me get into the top 3!
Anyone with a Facebook account can go to my page, accept a video contest app and vote. You may vote 1 time within 24 hours.
I would be honored for you vote and then share with your friends and family to vote! Let me know what you think in the comments below!
Here is the direct link to vote:http://bit.ly/1PVP5SR
Karmyn Tyler Cobb
I wanted to share my song list from last Wednesday’s show! It went really well! The rain kept some folks away, but the right people were able to be there! 😉 Funny thing, I’m typing this while recovering from a cold! Yes, Christopher came home 3 days BEFORE the show with a nasty cold and was worried I’d catch it. Well, my body wouldn’t let me catch it until 3 days AFTER the show! (Thank you Jesus!) This weekend was rough but thankfully I taught online lessons yesterday…that kinda virus can’t spread over the interwebs!
I am VERY excited to see the show myself! 🙂 My parents were not able to be there, so we decided to record it, and thankfully the fantastic Jim Vern was able to film it for us!!! WOOT!!!
The show is about my coming to NYC. From the time I saw my first Broadway show in 8th grade, pageants, learning the songs that shaped my love of music, moving to Los Angeles, marrying Mr. Cobb and moving to Manhattan. It ran a little over time, but we will know for next time!!
The AWESOME thing is this: I now have a show that can run again for people to come see! A dream come true for me!! My goal for the next show is more instruments: bass and drums specifically! 😉 A few more…special plans in the making too, but I can’t share until I’m 100% sure!! Thank you Daryl Kojak in advance!!
One theme that was prominent throughout the show was my amazing mother who had NO clue she was encouraging me to fall in love with American Songbook songs! A gift that I will be FOREVER grateful for!! If you don’t already follow my Mom’s Facebook…well you should! She’s a funny, loving, God-fearing woman who loves her family and loves helping people!!
Now, my song list:
- Big Time (1998) Frank Wildhorn & Jack Murphy
- Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera (1986)
Andrew Lloyd Webber, Charles Hart and Richard Stilgoe
- Bewitched from musical Pal Joey (1940) Richard Rogers
- It’s Magic from film Romance on the High Seas (1947) Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
- Bei Mir Bist Du Schön from musical I Would If I Could (1932) Sholom Secunda, Sammy Cahn & Saul Chaplin
- Isn’t it Better from musical film Funny Lady (1975) John Kander & Fred Ebb
- Jill from Harry Connick Jr.’s Blue Light Red Light album (1991)
- I Fall in Love too Easily from film Anchors Aweigh (1944) Jule Styne & Sammy Cahn
- Guilty (1931) Richard A. Whiting, Harry Akst and Gus Kahn
- Almost Like Being in Love from Brigadoon (1947) – Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner
- Watch What Happens (1964) Michel Legrand, Jacques Demy & Norman Gimbel
- How High the Moon from revue Two for the Show (1940) Morgan Lewis & Nancy Hamilton
- It Don’t Mean a Thing/Sing, Sing, Sing (With a Swing) – (1931) Duke Ellington & Irving Mills/(1936) Louis Prima
- At Last (1941) Mack Gordon & Harry Warren
Question for the you: What songs would YOU like to hear me sing?