Wednesday, November 25, 2009


by jenny heying

With the finals of “Lil Egypt Has Talent”, I felt it only fitting to review the one finalist we haven’t gotten around to yet. So off to Lil Egypt to take in Taunter Goodnight performing the second of the two finalists’ shows. It’s fitting to mention that Tracy Serra had previously reviewed the other finalist Skye Galaxy.

Opening with a raucous version of “When You’re Good To Mama” and an apology for not playing an instrument, you quickly realized that Taunter’s voice is her instrument. It’s strong, clear and doesn’t miss a beat. Her voice suited that song and you can’t help but pay attention. She holds the notes and mixes her tempo perfectly.

Between songs she’s just as powerful and tends to like to talk, almost as much as she likes to sing. Following with a little blues “It Hurts So Bad” showed the range that Taunter has. As much as she is a powerful singer, she doesn’t let the emotions fall by the wayside. The emotion never got in the way though, especially with “Me And Bobby McGee”.

Using backing tracks that were never overbearing, actually just enough of a compliment, she moved those in attendance with a voice that could handle the raspiness of heartbreak to the smoothness of love. Regardless of the kind of song, it’s the fervor of emotion that she embraces each number with that knocks you over. She takes them seriously and is sure to win you over or at least let you know she’s intent on trying.

This lady knows how to deliver. Changing tempos doesn’t stop her excellence. Moving into “LA Song” she proved that to no end she can handle it all. She’s an accomplished vocalist who knows how to work her art. She gives her all and doesn’t leave anything behind.

Best of all, Taunter seems to be having so much fun on stage. Whether improvising or doing requests like “I’m A Blonde” she takes it all to a new level. The fun is contagious and that just makes the whole event more enjoyable. She has an energy that must require re energizing between tracks. The energy was most noticeable on a stellar version of “I’m Guilty”.

Taunter must have been born on a stage because she seems so comfortable that she doesn’t seem anxious to leave it. She can stay all night performing the way she does. With “Son Of A Preacher Man” she left the blues behind but not the emotion. She sings it with desire. She’s willing to try anything and will if you ask her no matter what the genre.

Winding down her show, Taunter launched into an amazing cover of “Walking In Memphis”. I know, I’ve heard this song a thousand times, but I never get tired of it especially when it’s performed so well. Followed by a special dedication of “At Last” to the venue owners, Taunter sang in timeless fashion.

Taunter Goodnight is powerful yet wonderful. She’s talented yet deliberate. She makes a wonderful performance great. She finished her incredible performance with “I’m Yours”, “Bitch” and “Angel Of The Morning”.

“Lil Egypt Has Talent” featured some amazing talented performers over the weeks and the two finalists are definitely the cream of the crop. Drawing between 50-60 people for the finale showed the interest in “Live” music in Second Life®. The choice for the winner is a tough one.

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