Wednesday, March 2, 2011
Maddi Jane [Singer]
Name: Maddi Jane
From: Chicago, IL, USA
What she does: Singer
Although I hold a strong belief that young artists should take some time to appreciate childhood and the whole experience of growing up, I can't help but find it amazing each time I fall upon youngsters with a talent many grown-ups could only wish for.
Maddi Jane isn't a seasoned performer nor is she very developed in terms of vocal ability, however is what gets me she's got an unnatural grasp of how to sing and do so properly. Her tone is absolutely beautiful already and I can only imagine what she'll be like in a few years!
Maddi's YouTube is filled with covers that range from the age-appropriate country-pop star Taylor Swift to alternative metal band Flyleaf to the soulful sounds of Hip-Hop artist Shontelle. Although I highly doubt Maddi has felt much of what she sings, she's capable of embracing the genre and sing it while keeping it her own style. For a 12-year-old, her technique is amazing- the focus and her ability to channel the emotion and represent it are equally strong.
Maddi has posted the following on her Youtube, which I think is a mature move whether it be her idea or her parents: "I sing covers of music that I enjoy. I don't endorse the messages in the lyrics of every song. Sometimes I sing a song simply because I like it. " When you're so young and bound to have a young fan base It's important to make sure you're setting the right example, this says that what she may be singing about isn't necessarily what is right or what should be taken as an example. Another aspect I like about her is that in each of her videos she is dressed appropriately and doesn't endorse anything beyond her age group.
Maddi Jane is a real performer in the making and I am looking forward to see what she has in store for us in the future!
Here's where you can check her out [yes, the links are now CLICKABLE!]:
Posted by Sarah at 11:50 AM