This is a mini-concert that Veronica gave on 8 December, 2014 at Charles Grech Cafe in Valletta, Malta. In this performance she sings the following songs:
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing was originally recorded by Aerosmith for the 1998 film Armageddon. It is a love song, where the singer can’t bear to go to sleep because dreaming of a lover isn’t as good as being with them. Veronica gives the song a different, but still powerful, rendition which doesn’t stretch her abilities;
Silent Night, the Christmas classic that Veronica sings a cappella. It’s a lovely rendition of an old favourite;
White Christmas was written by Irving Berlin for Bing Crosby whose recording is the biggest selling single of all time. It tells of someone in Beverly Hills, LA, USA on Christmas Eve who is dreaming of the cold, snow covered Christmases that they had previously experienced in more northern states. This is a great version from a great young singer that puts many older performers to shame, the only downside to this is that the Clock chimes are out of time with the music, but that is the problem with outside performances;
And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going from the musical Dreamgirls. Another great performance from Veronica of a song that requires great power and maturity that she displays much beyond her years;
Happy Xmas (War is Over) was originally recorded by John Lennon as a single in 1971 as a protest against the Vietnam war. It’s a sad commentary on the world that this song is still relevant but Veronica‘s version is so good that even if it was factual rather than commentary it would still be a well worth listening to.
Thunder was originally recorded by Jessie J for her 2013 album Alive and was the 3rd single released from the album and is based on her religious beliefs. Veronica gives another great performance as she belts out this powerful song.
Perdere L’Amore (Losing the Love) was originally performed by Massimo Ranieri for the Sanremo Festival in 1988, which it won. It is about a painful separation and wanting to be alone with the sadness. This performance shows that Veronica can also handle song with a sweet melody as well as powerful songs.
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas was originally recorded by Judy Garland for the 1944 musical Meet Me In St. Louis. Veronica here sings the later modified version that changes the focus towards celebrating current happiness, rather than looking forward to a greater futures of the original version. She uses both sweet melodic singing as well as great power in interpreting this song, showing some of her great versatility.
My Heart Will Go On was originally recorded by Celine Dion for the 1997 film Titanic. This song was the opening number of the live show but has been moved to the end in this because the owners of the song copyright have had YouTube impose geographical restrictions which would disturb the flow of the concert in those countries where they want to encourage piracy.
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