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Say what? Try YOUNG ADOLESCENT MALE TORCH SINGERS.

Yes, there really does seem to be a phenomenon going here, as I thought while watching Jack Vidgen (14) perform in Wollongong yesterday. Don’t get me wrong: I think Jack really has a lot of talent and four octaves is quite a range no matter what one’s age (or gender). He did get the crowd in too – and not just the tweenies in the front rows.

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Of course the one he’s often compared to is Justin Bieber (b. 1994) whose hair style Jack seems to have observed closely, but I do really think Jack has the better voice.

The UK has the even younger Ronan Parke (b. 1998). And that’s what really got me wondering. Consider this:



If you listen to the words, or even better watch Christina Perri’s powerful original, you can’t help wondering why on earth a 12 or 13-year-old boy is singing it!



Just saying… Who am I to comment at my age?

Any number of hopefuls out there in the world from all over it seems. And why not, if they are fulfilling a creative urge, finding pleasure in the music and giving it too? Odd though. Such a bitter song.




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