>Dear Ms. Houston,
Congrats on your return.
I am only a lowly writer in Sydney, Australia, but if you should happen to stumble across this little bit of the internet, I would strongly suggest that you take a gander at the following clips. I hope you can fit these into your busy schedule.
Flashback to 2000. It’s the Sanremo Songfestival and a woman named Jenny B comes out and belts out a jazz ballad called Semplice Sai (“Be Simple”), and wins the newcomers division.
The following year she goes into the Professionals Section and doesn’t win with Anche Tu (“Even You;”which to my ears is the same song somewhat overdone), but puts on a good performance.
As for the winning song, well, Luce was a force of its own.
Mind you, I thought Alice’s song from Sanremo 2000 was the same recipe (minus the extra musicians), but better. (Disclaimer: Alice can do no wrong in my book.)
Ms. Houston, might you perhaps consider singing in Italian? I think you might be up for the challenge.