Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” was sung by Jadyn Rylee, who was only 11 years old. She sang the song with her friend Sina, who is a drummer.
The piano started the song, and Jadyn started to sing in a black studio that was otherwise empty. Her voice sounded like an angel’s, but she seemed shy and quiet.
Jadyn’s voice never broke, and as the performance went on, she became more sure of herself and assertive. Jadyn’s mood seemed to change when Sina began to play the drums.
She let herself be filled by the song’s meaning and presence. Jadyn took the mic and showed how talented she really was. There was a voice that didn’t sound like it came from someone her age.
Jadyn has been singing since she was three years old, when she learned to talk. Since then, she has been getting better and better. “The Climb” by Miley Cyrus was one of her favorite songs to sing.
As the music got louder, Jadyn’s voice was beautiful. She played with her eyes closed, and Sina played the drums like a pro. Together, they made a great team.
Like how she started, Jadyn ended the song on a soft, quiet note. But it was clear that her confidence and presence were different. Even though she doesn’t look like a rock star, she sounds like one.