Open Duet Recordings
The following is a list of open duets made by blue-nightingale 17 . Click on any recording to join in and complete the song.
By blue-nightingale 17 in the Style of Rod Stewart
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My judges entry for Round 1. This song is one that I love to sing when life has given me a kick in the pants. It's all about not giving up, or allowing yourself to wallow in sadness. Even if life seems at it's darkest, there is always something to be joyful about. Singing makes me smile because with every song I sing, I try inhabit the lyrics and live the moment. That is what life is, living lots of small precious moments that eventually become the story of your life. So please don't forget to smile <3
By blue-nightingale 17 in the Style of Madonna
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When I was 16 years old. My Religious Education Teacher took us to stay at a Convent for the weekend. It was one of the most extraordinary experiences that I have had. They took a vow of silence which they kept until after dinner. Then they would gather around the fire in the evening and sing to each other. They were not allowed to have a radio or TV. One of the Nuns asked me if I knew this song and I said yes. She asked me to sing it for them. So I did an Acapella version for them. Whenever I hear this song I think of that peaceful, happy time. For the duration of the song, We were not Nuns and schoolgirls, we were music lovers sharing a beautiful song. For today's feature page <3
By blue-nightingale 17 in the Style of Evanescence
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I had never really been touched by death personally, up until then. I heard of friends losing loved ones. I felt him standing at my shoulder daily, patiently waiting to step in and take over, but until that tap on my shoulder at 2.30am on November 28th 2015, we had not been introduced. For the past 3 years, up until that date, I had been caring for my Mother who was suffering from the terminal illness Alzheimer's. Or more commonly referred to as Dementia. As if that were not enough, she also suffered from Congestive Heart Disease, Diabetes and Incontinence. I watched her slowly die a bit every day. Each day it was harder for her to talk, walk, smile, laugh, and eat. Each day I died a little bit with her. I spent that time going through a grieving process that I did not realise had started the very first day that I took full charge of her life, and eventually her death. I had days of joy, when she laughed at something I'd said. Or when she managed to say a full sentence as an answer to a conversation I was having mostly with myself . There were nights, that I was so tired that, I would go to bed and cry myself to sleep. One emotion that remains particularly devastating, is guilt. I wish I could take back all the times that I was short tempered with my poor Mum. She couldn't help being so helpless and ill, and I couldn't help but be angry, not with her, but with the disease. I keep asking myself how I could have been a better daughter. So if any emotion is lacking in Riley's various personas, I would say that it is Guilt. I have sung this song many times. It is only now that I truly understand what the lyrics mean. That is why I have chosen this particular track to represent the emotion, sadness. This emotion, is one facet of the main character Riley's personality that is denied freedom to express itself. She tries to warn Riley about life dangers but until you experience them, you cannot hope to understand, how sadness helps you recover from the terrible things that life throws at you. "Sadness was born when Riley was a baby; there, she met Joy, the first born emotion. When she caused baby Riley to cry, Joy pushed her aside and fixed the situation. Sadness was only used whenever Riley threw tantrums or didn't get her way. None of the other Emotions really understand what Sadness' role is. Sadness would love to be more optimistic and helpful in keeping Riley happy, but she finds it so hard to be positive. Sometimes it seems like the best thing to do is just lie on the floor and have a good cry. Sadness is literally the very definition and being of sorrow and gloom. She is hardly ever used because Joy is the boss and doesn't want Riley to ever be sad, even when she needs to be. Because of this, Joy treats Sadness badly. Secretly, however, Sadness yearns to earn her place among the other emotions, even though the others do not believe Sadness has a purpose in the mind and almost always prevent her from trying. She is the most sensitive out of all the emotions, as she felt genuinely hurt by Joy's abandonment because "Riley needs to be happy", which made poor Sadness feel she was truly useless and unneeded."