Thursday, March 17, 2011

American Idol's Gorgeous Pageant Queen THIA MEGIA Sings "Colors of the Wind"

American Idol Season 10's beautiful Thia Megia sings "Colors of the Wind" on the Top 12 Show. Idol contestants got to choose any song from their birth year. Thia was born on January 30th, 1995, and she picked the ballad "Colors of the Wind" sung by Vanessa Williams in the Disney classic Pocohantas.

Thia looks amazing and poised, as always. The audience gives her an enthusiastic standing ovation, but the judges are ready for something different from Thia. Randy Jackson said, "The problem that I'm really having is, you've been singing all these ballads every week, for me, this was very boring. I felt like I was at some pageant somewhere. There was nothing special or unique about it. And you have the talent. Dig a little deeper....cuz you can sing. You have a big voice...You're here cuz you can really sing." Aerosmith's Steven Tyler is still smitten with Thia, saying, "I think you sang it beautiful. You have a beautiful voice. But, is that song who you think you are?” Thia "thought it was the best song out of all the choices" she had. Then told Randy, "I'm so much more than that. I'm not just a ballad singer." That's wonderful to hear! She has such a beautiful voice, such a lovely tone...we can't wait to hear MORE from her! Jennifer Lopez has always been a fan of Thia, and praised, "When we first saw you, we loved the quality and tone of your voice. You had an Adele type of quality, something very unique, and for 15 years old, it blew us away. It’s a little safe. Push out of the box. Then come out next week and kill it.”

"Colors of the Wind" was the 1995 Oscar-winner for Best Original Song from the Disney animated feature film Pocahontas. It also won the Golden Globe in the same category as well as the Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Movie. The song poetically presents the Native American viewpoint that the earth is a living entity where humankind is connected to everything in nature.

The song was performed within the movie's narrative by Judy Kuhn as the singing voice of Pocahontas. Singer/actress Vanessa Williams recorded a version for the end credits which was successfully released as a single and became one of Williams' biggest hits in 1995, earning a Gold single for sales of 500,000 copies, and reaching #4 on the U.S. charts. For her version, Williams received a Grammy nomination as Best Pop Female Vocal Performance in 1996 (she lost to Annie Lennox's "No More I Love You's").

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