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I need an 'emotional ballad' that's not musical theatre! 
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Post I need an 'emotional ballad' that's not musical theatre!
One of the more vague requests I've had for an audition. Emotional Ballad.

As the 2nd song needs to be a musical theatre piece, I don't want the ballad to be from a musical.

Any ideas?

I'm 23, mainly mezzo-soprano...........

Thanks everyone!!! :D


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Helen Reddy- I Can't Say Goodbye To You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-ic-dBogCw

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hi there!!! i was thinking you could sing Hey Jude By the beatles or how do i live by Leanne Rimes 2 pretty emotional ballads hope I could help!


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Thanks guys, really appreciate the help. The hunt is on!

I can't check out that youtube vid til I get home from work (silly office blocks all the best sites) but thanks for the suggestion.

Any more for any more?


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hahah i just read the full title, sorry, i didn't read the not from a broadway musical part

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you must be entering 1916themusical demo cd auditions. I'm entering that on Tuesday. I'm also a bit confused by emotional ballad. I'm also not sure if they are expecting it to be accapella


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"Arms of an Angel" by Sarah McLaughlin is always a tear-jerker for me.

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Would a gender-inversed rendition of Something by The Beatles suffice or do you want something more powerful and dramatic?


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Have you thought about Hero or Miracles by Mariah Carey or maybe Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen).

Maybe even You Raise Me Up.

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A good, versatile non-musical theatre audition song would be "I'll Get By (As Long As I Have You)".




You Raise Me Up and Hey Jude are cliche by now.

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Dar Williams has some really nice stuff- look at "February" or "Family".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy-v-UgN ... 06&index=9
http://new.music.yahoo.com/dar-williams ... y--1106553

Or perhaps "One Moment More" by Mindy Smith
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jzu3Ihyq50c

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