Fun Fridays – June 10, 2016

Watch the entire nine minute segment from last week’s “America’s Got Talent” audition. Amazing.

Now, as a writer, think of this from the judge’s perspective (or the agent or editor’s perspective). There are talented people who perform well and deserve praise. And then comes something special that stands out. Those of us on this side of the desk have experienced this many times over the years. Someone once asked a writers conference faculty panel “What is the secret to a great book?” The various panel members all smiled knowingly and agreed “We know it when we see it.”

Enjoy “knowing it when you see it.”

And after you watch the below video, find out a little more about Laura Bretan’s family and how she got her start at age seven. Then watch her blow away judges at a “Romania’s Got Talent” show in April.

8 Responses to Fun Fridays – June 10, 2016

  1. Cynthia Herron June 10, 2016 at 8:17 am #

    Biggest. Blessing. Ever!

    We watched Laura perform on AGT and were blown away. Her performance–that VOICE–made me think of heaven and how it will far surpass even the greatest talent on earth. Wow! Does that not overwhelm? *goosebumps*

    Thanks, Steve, for sharing!

    • Lancia Smith June 10, 2016 at 8:39 am #

      Thank you! I am so grateful to see this today. What a blessing, Steve. Thank you for sharing this and for Fun Fridays!

  2. Michael Emmanuel June 10, 2016 at 8:23 am #

    Awesome! Just pure awesome!

  3. Angela Breidenbach June 10, 2016 at 10:00 am #

    What do you bet she’s on Broadway in the Phantom of the Opera next season? Amazing!

  4. Linda Riggs Mayfield June 10, 2016 at 10:14 am #

    Truly heavenly, Steve.

    Have you read about the backlash to her performance and the response it has elicited? Opera experts are condemning her, her parents, and everyone associated with her, for allowing her to sing like that at her age, since they say she couldn’t possibly have had adequate formal training yet, and will almost certainly, therefore, ruin her voice.

    I’m thinking of that judgment in terms of a somewhat different situation–the gifted Bible study teacher Jennifer Rothschild, who became blind at age 15. What if she had not been allowed to see things for fear of hurrying her progressive loss of sight, which did happen, as predicted?

    The analogy isn’t exact, of course, but what if this child had been kept from singing, in order to preserve her voice, then still lost the ability t use it? She would have been deprived of the joy–which is obvious, and all who have heard her would have been deprived of that blessing. I have three degrees in education, so I’m certainly not bashing formal training, but I am so glad this girl’s parents have developed her God-given gift and encouraged her to share it with the world as she grows up. Jesus made it clear that no one is promised tomorrows. We need to redeem our time and bless others. I think that’s exactly what she’s doing. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Sheri Dean Parmelee, Ph.D. June 10, 2016 at 1:23 pm #

    Absolutely incredible. I’m speechless…….

  6. Bonnie Engstrom June 10, 2016 at 3:56 pm #

    Incredible! God-given talent. A beautiful, humble girl.

  7. Loretta Eidson June 11, 2016 at 6:40 am #

    I loved that her mother worked with her to hone her talent. It’s such a reminder that to be a great writer we must also hone our writing techniques. We must be pliable and willing to do what it takes to reach for our dreams. This young girl did her part, now we must do our part so our writing will be the next–We know it when we see it.

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