Josh Groban and Charlotte Church: The Prayer
Speaking of power ballads, here's one from 1801. No, sillies, this one wasn't recorded then. This one's a classical-pop cover of the more recent version by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli. But I like these two singers more: I present classically trained pop crossover artists Josh Groban and Charlotte Church.
I can't listen to this without tears from the sheer beauty of the vocals. Just sayin'. There's just something about Italian lyrics that make a song special, yanno?
Josh and Charlotte also win my own personal mensch props. Charlotte, for her desperate on-camera realization that her special guest, a less-than-sober Amy Winehouse, is imploding on Charlotte's variety show during a 2006 live duet of Michael Jackson's Beat It. Or maybe because she didn't bitchslap Amy on camera for that "performance."
And Groban, for his latest hit release album, Josh Groban's The Best Tweets of Kanye West, featuring hits like: "Fur pillows are hard to actually sleep on" and "Classical music is tight yo."