K-the-O ;-) (no login) Posted Jul 22, 2008 10:57 AM
What was odd is that in Andrea's PBS special Alexis does sound 'average'. That is, like any 8 year old singing. Although, I heard potential in that voice and wondered if she was just extremely shy.
Anyway, that was taped around the time of her audition for Annie and shortly after both the special and Annie audition, she got the role of Cossette. When they showed the clip of Alexis singing on Bway, she sounded a million times better and certainly good enough for the role of Cossette. At least, based on that 10 second clip
For that reason, I chalk up her performance (on PBS) to nerves. Or something.