Brian McKnight: One Last Cry
His grace notes are awesome and he was the first foreign artist I liked. This is my favorite song of his. Even if I wanted to copy his gentle voice, I can’t. The first time I saw his concert, I couldn’t stop crying.
Jonathan Larson: Seasons of Love (from the musical Rent)
In my student days, I performed in the musical “Rent” on stage at my music college. At that time, I sang this song a lot and really loved it. The music is beautiful and the lyrics are very good. No matter how many times I listen to this song, I can’t get enough of it.
Jose James: Trouble
From the first moment I heard Jose James, I was his big fan. I like his groovy sound and his cool, sweet voice. Whenever I hear this song, it makes me shout “yay!”
Jessie J: Mama Knows Best
Her strong voice gave me goosebumps. I was so overwhelmed by her performance that I forgot to breathe. I want to have a powerful voice like hers.
Alicia Keys: If I Ain’t Got You
This is the song I have sung the most in my life. I love Alicia’s husky voice. She sings and plays the piano. I like that, I think it’s very cool.