Thursday, August 30, 2012

Definitely not going to be a one-hit wonder

We are not big watchers of programmes on the telly (as my friends in the UK might say), but Mrs. RWP saw a video clip on Facebook this morning and called me over to watch it with her on our old desktop PC.

Here is 21-year-old Jahmene Douglas on August 18, 2012, auditioning for The X Factor UK, singing the song that made Etta James famous, “At Last” (7:37).

I've never been a huge fan of this particular style of singing, but this young man belts it out of the park. Somewhere, Etta James is smiling.

Apparently Jahmene has been singing for a little while. Here he is in April 2010 singing “His Eye Is On the Sparrow” (4:31).

Somewhere, Ethel Waters must be smiling too.


  1. The lad can certainly hold a note! Mind you, I think I'd learn to belt 'em out if it would also get me out of Wal-Mart.

  2. Although I'm not a viewer of the program here we are constantly bombarded with ads about it following the auditions. I have to say that I am amazed by the number of talented youngsters it unearths so it certainly serves a purpose. Have a look at this 14 year old, braces on her teeth and all!

  3. Thanks for drawing our attention to this young fellow. What a truly amazing voice! Move over Susan Boyle!

  4. he thrilled me just like andre bocelli did when i first heard him on pbs