We were so sorry to see our friend E.G. Daily booted off NBC’s The Voice this week. She is such a great lady, going for the gold at age 52, up against the young ones, pursuing that dream of success, refusing to be deterred by her age.
I interviewed E.G. a couple of weeks ago, to many of my listener’s surprise, maybe even to my own. When her publicist called me and asked me to talk to E.G. I hesitated because we are, after all, “Talk Radio for Fine Minds” and pop culture really isn’t our thing on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. But then I caught my thought and asked myself “What the heck does that mean?” I had to chuckle at my own snobbery. Honestly. A person can start to believe their own hype, far too easily.
“I don’t watch The Voice,” I said, “so send over some background and a video so I can see what this woman is all about.” Admittedly, I didn’t have a pretty picture in my head of a 52 year old trying to look young enough to play with the young ones on The Voice.
It wasn’t a pretty picture of E.G. that caught my attention, though adorable she is. E.G. Daily got me when I played the video of her performance before the judges on The Voice when she wowed with her performance of the song Faith Hill made famous “Breathe.” What a range! What tone! What heart! Move over Faith Hill and Janis Joplin. That rasp in her voice, oh my!
So it was that it was raw, unequivocal talent that earned E.G. Daily her spot on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show.
In the end it turned out that E.G. Daily is every bit suited for Talk Radio for Fine Minds. Smart, cunning, talented, brutally honest, forthcoming, funny and warm are just a few of the words I would use to describe E.G. Daily.
E.G. Daily has been around the block. She has reinvented herself a gazillion times in her 52 years. She has a dream and she has pursued it and no doubt, even after being booted off The Voice, she will continue to go after that dream. And if need be, she will surely reinvent herself. What E.G. Daily won’t ever do, is quit.
So, here’s to the next chapter, E.G. Daily. Thanks for reminding us all to never lose sight of our dreams.
Have a listen to my conversation with E.G. Daily on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show, Talk Radio for Fine Minds and dream your dream!