13-Year-Old Girl Can Sing

I thought Mary Katharine Ham was wasting my time with this reality-TV garbage but she wasn't.

Without overselling it-- it's worth a viewing.

Posted by: Ace at 03:22 PM



Comments

1 Good for her.

Hopefully she isn't ruined by the liberal shit when she's famous.

Posted by: © Sponge at September 19, 2012 03:23 PM (UK9cE)

2 She didn't get there on her own.

Posted by: Barack "America's Got Debt" Obama at September 19, 2012 03:24 PM (g+iEL)

3 She has other tunes on YouTube. She's the real deal.

I hate reality TV, but I do enjoy the judges getting a real surprise when it happens.

Posted by: grognard at September 19, 2012 03:25 PM (NS2Mo)

4 MEANWHILE....

Some stooge at the DoJ got fired for Fast and Furious. And it wasn't Steadman.

The hits just keep on coming.

Posted by: J.J. Sefton at September 19, 2012 03:25 PM (+tqYo)

5 Cripes. Why don't you just post pictures of kittens and puppies?

After that last thread we go from creepy clowns and talk of fapping to this?

I am almost embarrassed I just wrote that.

I think that's called journalistic whiplash.

Posted by: Exile at September 19, 2012 03:25 PM (GGCsk)

6 Enchanting

Posted by: Roman Polanski at September 19, 2012 03:25 PM (QKKT0)

7 Good for her.

BTW, go vote in CNBC's poll on Romney's 47% remarks. http://www.cnbc.com/id/49066507/

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at September 19, 2012 03:25 PM (kXoT0)

8 You didn't sing that. Yar!

Posted by: president blackbeard at September 19, 2012 03:25 PM (QupBk)

9 Meh, she's ok, Huey Lewis is still better.

Posted by: booger at September 19, 2012 03:26 PM (HI6wa)

10 Stories like this tend to bring out my cynical side. Maybe she'll get famous and live well after all.

Posted by: joncelli, heartless Con and all around unpleasant guy at September 19, 2012 03:26 PM (RD7QR)

11 I'm probably a better singer than her.

Posted by: Barack "Humility" Obama at September 19, 2012 03:27 PM (g+iEL)

12 it occurred to me it was dangerous to put this so close to Jim Messina but then I remembered he always alerts his victims with a creepy poem first.

Posted by: ace at September 19, 2012 03:27 PM (fxHyG)

13 Meh. Call me when you're on crack and married to a woman beater.

Posted by: Zombie Whitney Houston at September 19, 2012 03:27 PM (/YJYi)

14 Don't let her sign a contract with Disney. She'll be bankrupt in more ways than one within 10 years.

Posted by: Dax at September 19, 2012 03:27 PM (wUl8r)

15 OT (maybe good news?): I heard about this study done by some University of Colorado professors on the radio yesterday. They accurately predicted every presidential election since 1980, and predict a resounding Romney win.

http://tinyurl.com/9tw6hmm

Posted by: Pyrocles at September 19, 2012 03:27 PM (cv5Iw)

16 Singing is fine, but shoplifting is a real skill.

Posted by: Winona Ryder at September 19, 2012 03:28 PM (QKKT0)

17 12
it occurred to me it was dangerous to put this so close to Jim Messina
but then I remembered he always alerts his victims with a creepy poem
first.

Posted by: ace at September 19, 2012 03:27 PM (fxHyG)

Warm van on cold day
Lots of puppies and blankets.
Would you like a ride?

Posted by: Jim "Candyman" Messina at September 19, 2012 03:28 PM (RD7QR)

18 L) Call
R) Me

Posted by: Jim Messina at September 19, 2012 03:28 PM (g+iEL)

19 Anything next to Messina is dangerous.

Posted by: dantesed at September 19, 2012 03:28 PM (+WvE4)

20 Holy shit: the White House thought it was a good idea to post a Photoshop of TFG talking to Blackbeard The Pirate. I am not making this up.

http://preview.tinyurl.com/9d7kq6k

(via @adamsbaldwin who was awesome this week on Leverage)

Posted by: Ian S. at September 19, 2012 03:28 PM (B/VB5)

21 Sorry, she wasn't that great. Nor was that mall kareoke singer.

I'm not trying to be bitchy, it's just that she wasn't that great - compared to other viral youtube singers out there.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at September 19, 2012 03:28 PM (X/+QT)

22 She just needs a little discipline.

Posted by: Ike Turner at September 19, 2012 03:29 PM (QKKT0)

23 I wish there was a way to showcase real talent like this without turning it into an awful show like American Idol or X Factor or whatever.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 19, 2012 03:29 PM (r4wIV)

24 Squirrels and shiny stuff, FTW!

Posted by: MrScribbler at September 19, 2012 03:29 PM (ZgX/g)

25 Great balls afire!

Posted by: Zombie Jerry Lee Lewis at September 19, 2012 03:30 PM (g+iEL)

26 With that much talent, Simon will have no trouble making her a star.

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at September 19, 2012 03:30 PM (kXoT0)

27 Hopefully her parents aren't Democrats.

They'll have her singing the Obama Anthem in commercials.

Posted by: Exile at September 19, 2012 03:30 PM (GGCsk)

28 MKH can waste my time any time she wants.

Posted by: Vic at September 19, 2012 03:30 PM (YdQQY)

29 She just needs a little discipline.

that's all Dyna Moe Hum really needed.

Posted by: Frank Zappa at September 19, 2012 03:30 PM (r4wIV)

30 Here's some free career advice: Go off on Boooosh!!!

Posted by: Natalie Maines at September 19, 2012 03:31 PM (QKKT0)

31 MKH can waste my time any time she wants.

I'm with you there.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 19, 2012 03:31 PM (r4wIV)

32 The girl's a ringer. She's been singing professionally for six years already.

But she is still awesome.

Posted by: Ozzie at September 19, 2012 03:31 PM (Gumu6)

33 She's a little old for me.

Posted by: Moe Ham Head at September 19, 2012 03:31 PM (g+iEL)

34 that's all Dyna Moe Hum really needed.

That, and applied rotation.

Posted by: toby928© at September 19, 2012 03:31 PM (QupBk)

35 She has no writing on her hands so she is a no talent hack unlike me.

Posted by: Natalie Scruntman at September 19, 2012 03:32 PM (YdQQY)

36 I wonder if she would be interested in being adopted?

Posted by: Woody Allen at September 19, 2012 03:32 PM (/YJYi)

37 Some justice dept smackdown headline over F&F on yahoo home page. Didn't read it. Want to read it here first.
Or fifth.

Posted by: teej at September 19, 2012 03:32 PM (JCIjD)

38 A bombshell report released Wednesday on Operation Fast and Furious faulted a range of federal agencies for the failed anti-gunrunning program and accused officials in charge of a "disregard" for public safety. In the wake of the report, one Justice Department official resigned.

The sprawling report by the department's inspector general is the most comprehensive account yet on the deadly operation which allowed weapons to "walk" across the U.S.-Mexico border and resulted in hundreds of firearms turning up at crime scenes in both countries.

The report says Attorney General Eric Holder was not made aware of potential flaws in the program until February of last year. But the report cites 14 other department employees -- including Criminal Division head Lanny Breuer -- for potential wrongdoing, recommending the department consider disciplinary action against them.

It also marked Jason Weinstein, the deputy assistant attorney general for the Criminal Division, as the highest-ranking DOJ employee in a position to stop the program. Weinstein, who disputes the findings, is nevertheless resigning in the wake of the report.

Posted by: Pres**ent Barack “Unexpectedly” Obama at September 19, 2012 03:32 PM (e8kgV)

39 I don't really care for that kind of soul singing, hit the note with all that warbling. But she is good.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at September 19, 2012 03:32 PM (r4wIV)

40 Fuck it. Too pissed off to watch this tripe.

Posted by: logprof at September 19, 2012 03:32 PM (V/U0X)

41 @32: A 13-year-old "ringer". I don't think that word means what you think it does.

Posted by: Ian S. at September 19, 2012 03:33 PM (B/VB5)

42 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) Channelling Breitbart at September 19, 2012 03:33 PM (8y9MW)

43 Too old. And not a boy. Pass!

Posted by: Harry Reid, Proud NAMBLA Member at September 19, 2012 03:33 PM (ggRof)

44 I bet she's a Sagittarius.

Posted by: Jim Messina at September 19, 2012 03:33 PM (4cRnj)

45 #15 your link does not work...

Posted by: Will Never Vote For a dhimmocrat at September 19, 2012 03:33 PM (kXoT0)

46 I wouldn't worry about Messina much longer. He'll be takin' to water soon.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at September 19, 2012 03:34 PM (UyYYt)

47 She's a typical white girl.

Posted by: Barack "Healer" Obama at September 19, 2012 03:34 PM (g+iEL)

48 OH BOY.

<New ad raps Obama's diplomacy, Muslim Brotherhood support>

http://tiny.cc/2ydwkw

Posted by: Exile at September 19, 2012 03:34 PM (GGCsk)

49 She's really good, hope she does well. Still there are too many of these shows on tv, too many kids today just want to be famous with zero talent or work. Probably not the networks fault but the parents eh. Whatever, something, something, fall of western civilization.

Posted by: Adam Smith's Invisible Pimp Hand at September 19, 2012 03:34 PM (NzBQO)

50 NEW POLLZ

Obama 57%
Romney 43%

source: me

Posted by: Gerg at September 19, 2012 03:35 PM (60GaT)

51 Some good hippie-bashing over at This Ain't Hell:

http://thisainthell.us/blog/?p=32066

Posted by: Country Singer (likes teh ginger ladies) at September 19, 2012 03:35 PM (L8r/r)

52 Thank God her name isn't Julia.

Posted by: Exile at September 19, 2012 03:35 PM (GGCsk)

53 She didn't sing that!

Posted by: Reggie Love at September 19, 2012 03:35 PM (W2qJe)

54 ====COMMENT====

Posted by: weft cut-loop at September 19, 2012 03:35 PM (3CiXB)

55 13? Time to put her out to pasture.

Posted by: Roman Polanski at September 19, 2012 03:36 PM (zyM0b)

56 MKH can waste my time sit on my face and wiggle any time she wants.


Posted by: Vic at September 19, 2012 03:30 PM (YdQQY)


Corrected for more personal accuracy.

Posted by: © Sponge at September 19, 2012 03:36 PM (UK9cE)

57 Does she have a younger brother perhaps?

Posted by: JMess at September 19, 2012 03:36 PM (4I3Uo)

58 "I don't really care for that kind of soul singing"

what do you mean "soul singing" dog whistler??

Posted by: Chris Matthews at September 19, 2012 03:36 PM (60GaT)

59 She needs to re-distribute her talent. She's got no right to keep that for herself.

Posted by: Barry Sotero at September 19, 2012 03:36 PM (W2qJe)

60 Well she's no Rebecca Black, but it was o.k.

Posted by: lowandslow at September 19, 2012 03:36 PM (GZitp)

61 You didn't sing that.

Posted by: Honey Badger the Dense Rethuglican Nazi Bastard at September 19, 2012 03:37 PM (GvYeG)

62 She's a typical white girl.


Posted by: Barack "Healer" Obama at September 19, 2012 03:34 PM (g+iEL)


I'm surprised she could sing with that black judge being there and all......

Posted by: © Sponge at September 19, 2012 03:37 PM (UK9cE)

63 @55 Just marry a younger one!

Posted by: The Prophet Muhammed at September 19, 2012 03:38 PM (UyYYt)

64 You want young talent? Find the little girl about half this girl's age singing the star spangled banner. Made my eyes leak it did. It's on that tube place ace hates for some reason.

Didn't watch this video due to not unlimited data plan. I'll take your word for it she's good.
Oh, and arrrgh.

Posted by: teej at September 19, 2012 03:38 PM (HEWhR)

65 Ah yes, the "weight guessing game".

Posted by: Vic at September 19, 2012 03:38 PM (YdQQY)

66 Anyone else got a stiffie?

Posted by: Gary Glitter at September 19, 2012 03:39 PM (V/U0X)

67

"ether"

Nice.

Posted by: toby928© at September 19, 2012 03:39 PM (QupBk)

68 It is a change from the many young women singers today who really can't sing. For example: Katy Perry. I realize her appeal is that she looks good in tight clothing, but there is a much more direct market for her "talents" other than her pretending to sing and others pretending she can.*

(*During a July 4 program mom remarked that "this girl (Perry) can't sing" and dad remarked that she was picked because "she looks good in a short skirt". The cheering Marines in the background backed up my dad's observation, and the audio backed up mom's.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH deciding a fantasy power-trip would be scads of fun at September 19, 2012 03:40 PM (hLRSq)

69 crap

Posted by: toby928© at September 19, 2012 03:40 PM (QupBk)

70 All these insinuations I am some kind of pervert. I assure you I am attracted to other Fish-human hybrids like a healthy member of my species.

Posted by: Jim Messina at September 19, 2012 03:40 PM (UyYYt)

71 Somebody else made that happen.

Posted by: Pipe Holder at September 19, 2012 03:40 PM (VTeUD)

72
Ah yes, the "weight guessing game".


Posted by: Vic at September 19, 2012 03:38 PM (YdQQY)


Fo Sheezy!!

Posted by: © Sponge at September 19, 2012 03:40 PM (UK9cE)

73 68 It is a change from the many young women singers today who really can't sing. For example: Katy Perry. I realize her appeal is that she looks good in tight clothing, but there is a much more direct market for her "talents" other than her pretending to sing and others pretending she can.*

(*During a July 4 program mom remarked that "this girl (Perry) can't sing" and dad remarked that she was picked because "she looks good in a short skirt". The cheering Marines in the background backed up my dad's observation, and the audio backed up mom's.)

Posted by: Mikey NTH deciding a fantasy power-trip would be scads of fun at September 19, 2012 03:40 PM (hLRSq)

--Katy Perry does not sing; she mostly shouts her "songs".

Posted by: logprof at September 19, 2012 03:41 PM (V/U0X)

74 @68: I liked what she *didn't* do: there was none of the overwrought "urban yodeling" that a hell of a lot of young women believe constitutes good singing.

(I preemptively denounce myself).

Posted by: Ian S. at September 19, 2012 03:42 PM (B/VB5)

75 she's no Honey Boo Boo
but seriously, her mom looks like trouble (Dina Lohan, anyone?),although her dad looks pretty normal

Posted by: the Butcher at September 19, 2012 03:42 PM (8g9qq)

76 You call that singing?

Posted by: Ke$ha at September 19, 2012 03:42 PM (ggRof)

77 Argh, a sea-shanty woulda been better...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy with an eye patch, a wooden leg and a parrot at September 19, 2012 03:44 PM (d0Tfm)

78
The twerp can belt it out real nice there, she can.
Let's put her ta'work in the galley.

But the crew needs some meat, Cap'm.

*spits*

*goes back to sharpening sabre*

Posted by: ...the pirate wench, wheatie... at September 19, 2012 03:44 PM (Z7b/q)

79 #20 Good God. He is a complete moron, poseur, and creep.

"Aaar you in?"

Negotiating with a pirate?

St. Michael, defend us!

Posted by: Miss Marple at September 19, 2012 03:46 PM (GoIUi)

80 BackwardsBoy, you forgot the hook and the sabre.
Not to mention the rum. How can you be a pirate with no bottle of rum.
Hey you. Pirate wench. Fetch the cap'n a bottle of rum. Backwords now and be quick about it. Arrrgh.

Posted by: teej at September 19, 2012 03:49 PM (GX2fm)

81 80....Hey you. Pirate wench. Fetch the cap'n a bottle of rum. Backwords now and be quick about it. Arrrgh.

Aye, mate.
Right after you make me a sammich.

Posted by: ...the pirate wench, wheatie... at September 19, 2012 03:52 PM (Z7b/q)

82 eyes pirate wench's sharpened sabre
Arrrgh, one pbj coming right up.
Arrrgh

Posted by: teej at September 19, 2012 03:56 PM (GX2fm)

83 She's 13? Too old for mohammed.

Posted by: Soona at September 19, 2012 04:02 PM (n/aLm)

84 #33 ahem and piss be upon him

Posted by: Lata at September 19, 2012 04:13 PM (g+iEL)

85 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at September 19, 2012 04:15 PM (6o4Fb)

86 The Creature from the Black Lagooni is her mom?!

Posted by: Gerry at September 19, 2012 04:21 PM (HPP1T)

87 Drudge had a link yesterday to a girl singing karaoke in a grocery store (or is that the mall singer you guys are talking about?). She looked to be about 14-15 and sang "I will always love you" - I know, I know, enough of that tune. But as a retired choral music teacher, that girl was flat out amazing! Video looked to be off of a cell phone-but maybe it was all a planned deal. But they didn't even have her name.

Yes, Carly Rose has had voice lessons and training and may be well known in certain areas already. Still, the ability of these shows to really show her talent to a MUCH bigger audience should not be dismissed. I always pay attention to song choice when I watch these things, because song choice can win you a competition or lose it for you. "Feelin' Good" is actually from the Broadway musical "The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd" and it was written by two British composers. Nina Simone did one of the more popular covers of this song - its got a real 'Porgy&Bess/Summertime' vibe to it.

Carly Rose did shock the judges with this choice, but from my work with younger singers, they love a soulful ballad more than anything else. The judges (actually just Simon & L.A.Reid) were stunned because they knew that she had to have some real solid musical influences in her life to even be aware of that song. And she nailed it!

Posted by: dwagyak at September 19, 2012 04:32 PM (ePOm7)

88 She has a nice voice, but if you want to hear somebody who can really sing, listen to 12-year-old Jackie Evancho. Google her name or search for her on YouTube and then tell me who's the better singer.

Posted by: Ozymandias at September 19, 2012 06:58 PM (u0OPd)

89 She has a very nice voice. She will have to work on her dynamics and her runs. Everyone started cheering just because they liked her voice and it was surprising coming from a kid but I don't think she nailed the song. Great for a kid that age though and far better than the three notes I can sing when the shower nozzle is aimed just right.

Posted by: Cynical old bastard who holds everyone to the same standard at September 19, 2012 07:08 PM (qYvEa)

90 She does have a nice voice, but her poise grabbed my attention also. She is already a professional.

Posted by: rabidfox at September 19, 2012 07:33 PM (b0bKb)

91 The plastic surgery has Simon's face stuck in permanent asshole

Posted by: theworldisnotenough at September 19, 2012 07:40 PM (DfWK9)

92 MKH never wastes anyone's time.

Posted by: Elizabethe from elsewhere at September 19, 2012 08:28 PM (9MyQd)

93 WOW.

Posted by: beverly at September 20, 2012 12:15 AM (jCvht)

94 I'm afraid to watch it, because I just don't want to be disappointed yet again. People tell me all the time to watch a video because so-and-so is "a fantastic singer!" The problem is, what most people nowadays consider a "good singer" is someone who does a lot of chest-voice belting and excessive vocal gymnastics. Let's see how well she sings some Schubert Lieder, and then I'll tell you whether or not she's a good singer.

Posted by: John S. at September 20, 2012 01:49 PM (fQjba)






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