OK, this one’s a bit of a tough call…
Debra Romer is a 21 year-old student and waitress who’s dream is to become a professional musician/performer. She’s had a bit of a tough life growing up, and she seems like a very sweet, humble girl.
As soon as she starts to sing…WOW. Her voice does NOT match her look. She sounded JUST like Sarah McLachlan. SUCH a pretty tone. Seriously. The only issue? Her confidence. Howie is totally right. She seemed SO NERVOUS up there on stage…in fact, she took a few seconds to actually start singing because she had to take a couple deep breaths to get herself motivated. If she can just HONE her confidence in herself, she really COULD be a great musician. She’s definitely got the voice for it.
I was actually really surprised that Piers didn’t see that same nervousness that Howie & Sharon did. I mean…it’s VERY OBVIOUS. I can see how Piers took that as innocence, but…come on now. There’s innocence…and there’s fear. I felt actual fear from her while she was performing. But I’m really glad they gave her another shot. That voice deserves to be heard again…she just had to “step it up” big time in the next round. I really hope she does!