The Opera Singer



trick shower goose bumps
gold press classical
opera buzzer transform
cheer boring microphone
clap exciting audience
goose confetti lay/laid/lain






Transcript (Subtitles)

Jorge: Hello, good evening.
Cristina Ramos: Good evening.
Jorge: What’s your name?
Cristina Ramos: My name is Cristina Ramos.
Jorge: Are you the wife of Javier?
Cristina Ramos: Inigo.
Jorge: Exactly, Inigo. Why did you come to Spain’s Got Talent?
Cristina Ramos: I came basically because Inigo tricked me into coming.
Jorge: Let’s go then.

“Cristina Ramos, 37, Singer.”

Edurne is already getting goose bumps.

Edurne: Don’t press it!

Audience: Golden Buzzer! Golden Buzzer!
Jorge: She gave her the Golden Buzzer!

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Nursery Rhymes, Mother Goose Rhymes. Who was the performer? Where was she? What was the venue? How old was she?

Children’s Songs.
In the beginning, Cristina sang a pop song. True or false? Describe her singing and the music.

Folk Songs, Folk Music. The music changed after about 40 seconds into the performance. Is this right or wrong?

Ballad. Did Cristina “expect” the music to change? What was her reaction when the music changed?

Pop Music. What did she do after the music changed?

Rap, Hip-Hop. Did the mood of the judges and audience stay the same, or did it change?

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal. One of the judges rang the red buzzer because he didn’t like Cristina’s performance. Yes or no?

House Music, Techno Music. The audience and judges thought Cristina’s performance was corny and boring. Is this correct or incorrect? What did one of the judges do?

Brass Band, Marching Band. What did you think in the beginning of Cristina’s act? What did you think afterwards?

Classical Music. What was Cristina’s strategy (plan)?

Philharmonic Orchestra. What might happen to Cristina?

Instrumental. Is opera singing popular? Are there opera performances in your city?

New Age Music. Many people are fans of Hard Rock or Heavy Metal where I live. Many people love Hard Rock or Heavy Metal. Yes or no? Do different people, e.g. teens, young adults, middle-aged and elderly people like different types of music?

Busking, Street Music. Will teenagers listen to the same type of music when they become old, or will they listen to different types of music?


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