If you're like me, 2020 felt like an eternity and a blur all at once. Looking back, I cried, laughed and loved harder than ever before. I'm entering 2021 with a renewed sense of accomplishment, hunger to reach new goals, and excitement for what this year will bring.
One of my favorite ways to ring in the New Year is to watch New Year's Rockin' Eve on tv! Although I lived in NYC for a couple of years I have never wanted to stand outside all night in Times Square to see the ball drop. TV will do just fine, and the view from my couch is perfect! This year the performances I caught were Jennifer Lopez, Doja Cat, Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter. I'll be honest with you...I've never heard of Doja Cat until that moment. I was really looking forward to Cyndi Lauper and Billy Porter's performance, but perhaps there were some sound/technical difficulties for Cyndi's performance? Listen here and decide for yourself...
I love her music, most notably "Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" and "Time After Time." She also wrote music for Kinky Boots on Broadway! She's a legend! What did you think of her NYE show? Let me know in the comments! Does it inspire you to work on your music goals so you can perform at the NYE party one day?!? We hope so!
Maria Palombo is a Voice Instructor and Singer living in Central NJ. She is the founder of Finely Tuned Voice Lessons, a private voice studio in Mercer County, NJ.