Am I missing something here? If so, what? I just heard this incredible Masterclass Recording of Sometimes I Cry by DeAndre Brackensick. It was recommended to me a while back by one of my loyal readers, Anita. Thank you!
It was recorded to coincide with the abbreviated performance of this number during the American Idol Season 11 Top 9 Performance Show.
How – and more important- why did American Idol let this young artist slip through their fingers? His sound is so refreshing, so unique, so “not cookie-cutter”.
You really have to treat yourself to the entire listen to understand and respect the depth of artistry and vocal talent he brings to this song. He is a singular talent and unlike anyone else I have ever heard.
And, remember, he is only seventeen-years-old! Seventeen! I cannot wrap my head around this fact alone. If ever there was a category for Pop Counter-tenor, he fits it to a “t”.
I really hope beyond hope that DeAndre is given the recognition he deserves.
And American Idol needs to undergo a reality check. If this show wants to redeem itself, start by recognizing and celebrating unique and stellar talent. And direct them into the arms of legendary record producers who know how to cultivate excellence in every genre of music – not just pop and country.
We, the listeners, deserve more and, over time, will demand change. Enough already!