Lesson 1 performance
Alanis-A true performer
Canadian singer and song writer, Alanis Morissette, is used to being in the public eye. Her most famous album Jagged Little
Pill, came out in 1995 when she was only twenty-one years old. It sold 15 million copies and made several more albums and she has continued giving great performances on stage. Last Thursday night, hundreds of fans went to the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, England to see Alanis Morissette performing in concert. It was Morissette’s first performance in England since her song “Uninvited” won this year ’s Grammy Award for the best rock song. The 30-year-old singer has a strong fan base in England. There was not an empty seat anywhere in the concert hall at last Thursday’s event, although it was an extremely cold night. “Sure it’s cold outside, but hope we’ll warm it up in here for you,” Mirussette said to the large crowd before she started to play. During the 3-hour concert, Morisstte used a lot of material from her award-wining album “Jagged Little Pill”. She also played a few songs from her new album, such as “Everything But …”, which tells the story of someone looking for love in the wrong places. Morissette gave a creative and powerful performance in another song “Utopia”. Her singing was full of feeling; the first part of the song was filled with anger, while the last part expressed love and joy. Although the concert hall was cold and the sound system caused a few problems, the audience could still enjoy the concert. Many people in the crowd were obviously long-time fans and they knew the words and sang along to nearly every song. Throughout the concert, the atmosphere inside the concert hall was extremely exciting. Everyone agreed that they were greatly impressed by Morissette ’s brilliant music and singing. At the end of the three hours, Morissette showed that she was a true performer, singing a well-known song “Heartache”. She finished the evening with a new song about the life of a superstar. While I watched and listened, I knew that I was seeing the performance of a real superstar.