Greatest Live Vocal Performance Ever?

April 24th, 2011 | Author:

In this video footage taken at the Ahoy Stadium in Holland, Steve Balsamo delivers an absolutely superb live performance of “Gethsemane” from Jesus Christ Superstar. There is much that can be learnt about singing and live performance from watching this footage.

You’ll hear Steve Balsamo hit some truly spectacular notes, some of which defy the range of many male (and female!) singers. But more importantly, you’ll see and hear a performance which takes you through a range of dynamics with an emotional commitment that is “real” and totally believable. If you look closely you’ll even see tears emerging at about the 4:40 minute mark.


Ok maybe it’s not “THE” greatest ever live vocal performance, but it’s certainly up there amongst some of the best. What are your thoughts?

Got a fave live performance memory you’d care to share?


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