Jessica Sanchez – Killing Me Softly – Great American Songbook HOF (VIDEO)

Jessica Sanchez - Killing Me Softly - Johnny Mathis Tribute - Great American Songbook Hall of Fame

Jessica Sanchez performed a Johnny Mathis tribute for the Michael Feinstein Great American Songbook Hall of Fame Performance on June 21 at the Palladium in Carmel, Indiana.

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The concert also paid tribute to 2014 inductees, including Mathis, Nat King Cole, Shirley Jones and Linda Ronstadt.

Julia Goodwin, a singer eliminated from America’s Got Talent last night, also performed. She was the 2013 Great American Songbook High School Vocal Competition winner.

Watch Jessica perform below!

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  1. I can’t listen to it. Every time Jessica sings a song that for me is a sample of tenderness, I get the roar. Ugh!

  2. Me too…I find her voice and her style so affectatious and annoying. It’s like she has listened to way to many other artists and is taking bits and pieces of style from all of them…she has no Jessica-isms to add to any musical piece. Will never, ever understand her appeal.

  3. She sounds good IMO vocally but this song is not meant for someone her age. Not even close.

  4. I can’t tolerate the movements she makes with her left hand. It’s affected, annoying, and distracting. This song is NOT meant for her.

  5. She’s going to be 19 in less than a week. That’s old enough.

  6. Lauryn Hill was about the same age as Jessica when she sang her great version of this song, which was a huge hit.

  7. For me you have to be about 45 lol. Realizing even Robert Flack was 30s somewhere probably

  8. I don’t think you have to be older to be touched by a song, or feel that someone’s lyrics fits the pain you have in your life. A young person can also relate.

  9. Yes, a young person can most certainly relate but it doesn’t seem that Jessica is relating to the lyrics or even can. Either way, it’s not evident in the performance.

  10. Guitar would fix that…. lol. Was going to just post “Good job Jessica” but couldn’t resist.

  11. Lol. Guitar will certainly fix the hand movement but it has side effects, like pee-pee leg movements.

  12. I most certainly love her way of relating to the message of the song. Youve got an intense dislike for Jessica Sanchez,its obvious,man!Or maybe you are one greatest hater who wants her not to succeed.Or maybe youre jealous of her popularity. Whatever & how-ever you say anything against her,we, her fans all over the world will never be convinced.ha!ha!ha!

  13. IMO, it’s her inability to emote that makes her seem too young (though she is young); like she is too rehearsed and practised. Unnatural.

  14. Yes fair point, but that’s Lauren Hill. She was a more instinctive, natural and uncontrolled performer. Her version was, indeed, great. :)

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