This is so close up it could be our engagement picture!
I spent a lovely evening at a party honoring terribly famous (overseas) Welsh mezzo-soprano Katherine Jenkins, whose debut CD Believe is out in the U.S. today on 143/Reprise. She greeted guests and sang—with David Foster accompanying her—three songs: "La Vie en Rose," "The Godfather Theme" and the new Andrew Lloyd Webber composition "Love Never Dies."
When she did the latter, Foster had to point out that there was a small mix-up—she was singing the long version and he was playing the shortened one for TV (she did Today today). She immediately pointed out where to pick up again and her voice snapped right back to magnificence:
I very much enjoyed meeting her—she was charming and very sincere in telling everyone she appreciates the support. She said she'd gotten up at 3 a.m. to "wake up" her voice for Today (pictured) so was feeling a little spacey, but you'd never guess it from her supremely confident performance.
I also got to meet Foster, who might be the next Simon Cowell; he was warm in a non-Cowell way and seemed jazzed about her potential in the U.S market.
The man behind "One More Chance"
Also spotted: Piers Morgan, who might be the next Larry King: