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Dancing by Elisa

Elisa’s heartfelt singing and heavenly vocals made and makes Dancing a timeless song. Watch the video…

I’ve only discovered this great song last year, believe it or not. I know, I know, I’m a loser. This song was released way way back in 2002 (Italy) and 2007 (USA) by Italian songstress Elisa. A lot may find this song familiar because of So You Think You Can Dance, where it’s repeatedly used for contemporary dance auditions, and once for a performance by Lacey Schwimmer and Kameron Bink (choreographed by the talented Mia Michaels).

Ever since hearing this song last year during our college’s annual event, Hiyas ng Arki, I kept going back to Youtube for its music video, hoping for a storyline equally as touching as the song itself. Unfortunately there isn’t any, instead a whole number of live performances by Elisa lined up for me to see.

If you’ve already and only heard the studio/recorded version I am telling you Elisa kept outdoing herself in each live performance she had done with this song. The video above is her performance in the Vatican. Forget about the questionable outfit she wore to such an important-looking event, her rendition of the song is amazing and tear-jerking. The orchestra added that forlorn feel of the song, but ultimately it’s Elisa’s heartfelt singing and heavenly vocals that made and makes Dancing a timeless song.

I recommend this song highly, for singers and musicians alike.


About klacenklai

Klarizza Jose is a landscape architect by day, dreamer and digital artist by night, and is in an on-again off-again relationship with coffee.


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