It’s amazing when the life of a talented young artist leads to a defining moment; and after a while, you realize that the star’s career is just beginning. That’s what happened to Serena Rigacci in 2014, who always dreamed of singing the lyrics to Whitney Houston’s hit “I Will Always Love You” in front of a packed house on Next Star.
To say that Serena’s rendition of “I Will Always Love You” on Next Star was well-received would be a huge understatement. Ready to perform in front of multiple judges and a large audience, Serena Rigacci took center stage with twinkling, gently choreographed lights meant to give the impression of falling rain.
The budding young star wasn’t dressed in anything splashy or attention-grabbing; instead, she wore a simply understated pale pink lace dress, clearly complimenting her talent and poise. Only two words in the hit song, the first impression of the girl on the judges and the audience was surely positive.
Everyone in the room was simply blown away, and that was just the beginning. The judges jumped to their feet as soon as she started singing the lyrics with such talent, and audience members continually shouted “well done” to Serena’s young but masterful skill.
The combination of raw talent and skilled experience, along with a true dedication to capturing the emotion of the song, were all filmed by the Next Star crew. The audience was shown getting to their feet, even before the very difficult key change that Houston had incorporated into “I Will Always Love You.”
Committing flawlessly to the key change was just another testament to his talent, as well as his poise and poise as the judges and audience members cheered heartily, some of themselves in tears.
See for yourself how this young and talented rising star won the hearts of her judges and audience with just one song, and imagine what the future holds for Serena Rigacci: If you absolutely loved this performance, share do it with your friends and family!