Well, our first “plant” of the season comes in the form on Isabel Pasqualone, who you will see in a video down below, performed with David Foster at 15 years old. She has quite an instrument, vocally, and could be a contender given the right material. I struggle with the idea that she’s actually a recording artist though, and will likely flame out more like Pia (although, she could follow in Katherine McPhee’s footsteps instead).
If she sounds a little “rehearsed” to you, it’s because she’s from the prestigious Berklee School of Music in Boston. In High School, she played a Hot Box Girl in Guys And Dolls, and she attended a Broadway summer camp in NYC before going to Berklee (so she has some music theatre background as well). I’m unclear if she actually graduated from Berklee, as she might have also attended Marist College in New York.
She considers herself “Power Pop” like Kelly Clarkson or Leona Lewis. Here’s a little writeup she made when she was looking for songwriters for her album:
am looking for 2 more songs to be released on my debut solo Album! I wanted to reach out to the students of Berklee because f the known amazing songwriting talent! My genre is ‘Power Pop’, along the artists of Celine Dion, Leona Lewis, Kelly Clarkson, etc.
Here are some examples of artists and songs that would be similar to what I am looking for:
Celine Dion:Taking chances or Eyes on Me
Kelly Clarkson: Already Gone
Leona Lewis: Bleeding Love or I Will Be
Charice: In Love So Deep
Any tempo would be great, just looking for an AMAZING SONG! Great lyrics, catchy melody,VOCAL RANGE (if possible) CAN BE ABOUT ANYTHING (inspirational would be great :) )
Listen to her songs below. What do you think? Is she a contender?
Summertime (a completely inappropriate song choice, IMO)
No Promises (probably her best)