It has to be absolutely nerve-wracking to stand in the spotlight in front of a packed audience preparing to sing, knowing that all eyes are upon you, judging your every move. The backs of three big red chairs are all you have to stare at on The Voice.
It’s amazing when little ones appear on televised talent competitions like The Voice France, to know that they have enough gumption to stand there and audition before everyone. Gloria is just six years old and seems unfazed by the fact that the three judges in the red chairs before her are the ones that will decide whether or not she goes home.
Gloria has a youthful sound, but her vocal range is that of a much older child. Her lilting voice lends a tender sound to such a serious song that she used to audition.
She selected Edith Piaf’s song “La Vie en rose,” or Life of Pink, which is more dark than rosy. Piaf was a French vocalist, songwriter, film actress and cabaret performer, and is one of France’s most widely known international stars.
“I think about death all the time. Do you think that’s morbid? I’m not like the other girls. Don’t get me started. But I’m trying. Well, I wish that I could take you to another time when everything was cool and my mental health was fine. But I’m trying. I’m not lying. When you’re in my head, well, I wish it was someone else mad at me again and that’s not even what I said. What’s wrong with me? Am I a person yet? What’s wrong with me? Oh!”
Judge Jenifer gasped as soon as she heard Gloria sing. All three judges mouthed the words along with her.
The soothing strains of this song are mesmerizing. Little Gloria gives her performance her heart and soul.
She’s dressed in a dusty purple polka-dotted jacket with a pink bow on the chest. Her long pigtails hang down.
As soon as Gloria hits the chorus, Jenifer hits the buzzer and spins her chair around. It doesn’t take long until Louis Bertignac and Garou smack the big red buzzer and lay eyes upon the little girl standing daintily before them.
None of the three judges can believe that this incredible voice is coming from such a tiny girl! Toward the end of her performance, one judge clutches his chest like he’s cradling his heart and laid down across his chair, dramatically indicating how he had fallen in love with this little girl’s performance.
Jenifer jumped to her feet and applauded when Gloria wrapped her performance. The little girl just stood there in disbelief at the judges’ response.
Even the audience rewarded her with a standing ovation. She is truly talented!