Mmm, mmm mmm – that was one luscious performance of “Stand By Me” on The View. David’s pure and immaculate vocal quality remained a stunning presence throughout this showcase. His ascending and descending runs were technically and artistically secure, perfectly centered and phrased with an intelligent musical approach.
I loved the head voice toward the end of this song – wasn’t that gorgeous? And then, to emerge from the sustained quality of his head voice and manoeuver yet another vocal run in a descending direction, was a final testament to the strength of his technical skills and the diligent preparatory approach he has toward his music.
My only worry -periodically, I noticed his mouth adopting a horizontal formation and this made me very nervous. Sometimes, during performances, fatigue factors into the equation, so maybe his diaphragmatic breathing muscles were having an “off” day.
However, I loved the new, mature version of this song and the little gleam in his eye when he started the line “beautiful ladies”. Oh, little David, you are going to break hearts over the course of time!