Duet - Cyndi Lauper - Mad World Dec 11, 2012 4:13:12 GMT -5
Post by nikki on Dec 11, 2012 4:13:12 GMT -5
These Special Adam Performances threads consolidate covers and duets sung by Adam post American Idol, during the GNT and Trespassing eras.
Mad World - duet with Cyndi Lauper
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays 2nd Annual benefit concert.
Beacon Theatre, Manhattan, USA
8 December 2010
Cyndi Lauper & Friends: Home for the Holidays
Is a star-studded benefit concert on Saturday, December 8th at New York City's historic Beacon Theatre to help raise awareness about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth homelessness and support the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project. Last year's inaugural concert was a sold out success and the audience of over 2,800 enjoyed performances from music and comedy icons, including Norah Jones, Lou Reed, Wanda Sykes, Cassandra Wilson, Alan Cumming, Jon Secada, Clay Aiken, Chely Wright and many more.
"When I first learned that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth in this country identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender I was shocked and saddened," remarked Lauper, co-founder of the True Colors Fund. "For far too long homeless youth have not received the attention, resources and funding necessary to bring an end to this epidemic. My hope is that through this inspiring evening of music and comedy we can raise awareness and much needed funds to help these young people through our newly launched Forty to None Project."
It is estimated that up to 40 percent of all homeless youth identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, yet only up to 5 percent of the general youth population do the same. The True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project is committed to doing what it can to raise awareness about this issue and develop resources to help these young people, most of whom are homeless due to family conflict.
Lauper was inspired to help after meeting an extraordinary group of young homeless gay and transgender people at a photo shoot several years ago. Already a longtime advocate for the gay and transgender community and equality, she co-founded the True Colors Fund in 2008 and the organization's Forty to None Project this past summer as a first step in this effort. Learn more about the Forty to None Project and how you can get involved at www.fortytonone.org.
100% of the net proceeds from "Home for the Holidays" will benefit the True Colors Fund's Forty to None Project so that Cyndi Lauper and the organization can continue to further its mission to help homeless gay and transgender youth.
More information: www.truecolorsfund.org/homefortheholidays/
Adam’s comments on singing with Cyndi
Transcribed by satisfied, edited by Q3.
"Thank you. We rehearsed this for the first time last night and Cyndi was so down to earth and respectful. And she said to me, she's like [Adam imitating Cyndi’s accent] "Uhm, I don't want to waste any more of your time so go home.”Are you kidding? I could sing with you for hours. This is an honor. Thank you, Cyndi, thank you so much. OK, now this isn't as exciting when I'm singing by myself, sounds better when I'm singing sounds better when I'm with singing her. This is “Whataya Want From Me.”
MP3 downloads Mad World & WWFM from Vistadiva’s stream”
MP3 with a slight 'fix' on the blips Mad World & WWFM bit.ly/Vr5deS
MP3 Cyndi & Adam duet Mad World bit.ly/Vr5deS via vistadiva stream audio - TY vista
Adamtopia news threads
Dec 8, 2012 22:56:42 GMT -5 @redsetterer said:Cassie, do you think he was adjusting to Cyndi's notes on Mad World. He seems very generous when he sings a duet. He seems to be the one who compensates and adjusts to the notes that the other person is hitting.
Yes, Adam is a very gracious and attentive partner in a duet. As for adjusting to Cyndi's notes, one singer cannot adjust for the other being off pitch, but can adjust if they sing a different harmony than expected. However, on this, Cyndi actually fit well with Adam's interpretation. A few times she sounded unsure of what note she was going for in the harmony. but she was generally on pitch as long as she sang softly. At the very end when she belts, it was a bit more problematic, but okay. To be honest, I had trouble paying attention to her because Adam's voice was so beautiful.