Well, wouldn’t you know it. A tribute showcase of Billy Joel’s songs is the theme for the Top 10 Showcase and I won’t be around to see it.
I am still in vacation mode with family and friends so there is “no way Jose” that I will see the show on Wednesday evening.
Which is a shame – because I know my boy Bill’s songs like the back of my hand – he is one of my favorite singer-songwriters this side of Heaven.
The thought of me not being able to contribute a timely Vocal Masterclass article for this show is quite disturbing. Hopefully, my girl, Mindy Moore will be able to fill this void – she has certainly done all this and more over the last two weeks.
I will watch the performances online and, perhaps, surprise you with a quick Masterclass article on the weekend. When did vacations become more busy than real life?
Billy Joel’s songs are not easy. The ballads are not too difficult, but the uptempo songs are in a very distinctive Joel style, so it will be interesting to see how this plays out.
Which makes me wonder – who will have the honor of singing his first hit, “Piano Man”. Will Colton claim the night with this song? And I can absolutely hear DeAndre’s voice singing the “Honesty” number.
Please add video and comments as the show progresses – you know I will be checking your reactions, giving me an idea of how this show is progressing.