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Cactus Cuties by mrsthing on 11 January 2009 10:53pm
Every time someone emails me a link to a video of a child who has "amazing" talent, I roll my eyes. Usually, the child is talented, but nothing out of the ordinary. The parents are justifiably proud, but they'd better not give up their day jobs to manage their kid's career just yet.

But these little girls are truly amazing! They range in age from 8 to 13, and bill themselves as the Cactus Cuties. It's a short clip of them singing the US national anthem in 5-part harmony. 1:43.

Re: Cactus Cuties by peripatetically on 12 January 2009 1:55am
Lord, they DO have talent. I've never heard of them until now. Are they still about the same age or are these old videos? I looked at more than the one you mentioned here.
Re: Cactus Cuties by mrsthing on 12 January 2009 3:25am
I gather from the comments that this video is about a year old. Someone who seems to know said the girls were 13, 10, 11, 11, and 8 (L-R) at the time of the video, and now they're 14, 11, 12, and 9, and the second girl from the right is no longer singing with them.

Here's their website, if you want more info: http://thecactuscuties.com/
Re: Cactus Cuties by kazzzz on 12 January 2009 5:28am
Ohhhh ALMOST as clever and talented and brillian as Ava!!;)
Re: Cactus Cuties by Spursfan on 12 January 2009 10:02am
Surely not Kazzzz!!! After all she is a PALINITE baby ;)

But I must say they were very good - I was only going to listen to a few seconds of the vid but ended up listening to it all!

Re: Cactus Cuties by peripatetically on 12 January 2009 1:16pm
Ava only needs to BE to surpass the Cuties! lol
Re: Cactus Cuties by TERRY S on 18 January 2009 12:46am
My God, they ARE good! The Star Spangled Banner is an octave plus a fifth and that makes it damn near impossible to sing. Even the usual pop stars have trouble with it. But they made it sound beautiful! Well done, kids!
Re: Cactus Cuties by mrsthing on 18 January 2009 8:33pm
I noticed the lead singer had some difficulty with the low notes, no doubt because the song had been put into a key that avoided high notes. You're right, the SSB is hard to sing. Nobody ever sings it at ball games anymore. Well, except for me. But I haven't been to a ball game in years.
Re: Cactus Cuties by peripatetically on 19 January 2009 12:13am
Judy, a lot of people in Baltimore still sing it. lol Come on down here and we can sing a duet together!
Re: Cactus Cuties by Miss-M on 19 January 2009 1:14am
Ooo, I thought this thread was about Mike.

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