Voice Teacher Reacts to Rocío Dúrcal – Amor Eterno

Voice Teacher Reacts to Rocío Dúrcal – Amor Eterno

December 7, 2019 100 By Stanley Isaacs


Hi everyone. Andy Davis here again from
Master of Voice, a channel with reactions to performers from across the world. In
this episode, by huge requests from so many of you, I’m going to be reacting to
“Amoer Eterno” again but this time by Rocio Durcal. I was able to react to a
duet of her with Juan Gabriel and so I’m eager to hear her version of this very
touching and emotional song. The beautiful accompaniment as well. Looking beautiful and her green dress. Beautiful Orchestra. They appreciate this song so much. Wow. I love her voice. I’ve only heard it
in the one duet with Juan Gabriel who was the writer of this song and I am so
thrilled to be back reacting to Rocio. I know this song, though, is however very
emotional for so many people and so I want to make sure that we include that
reverence here in the reaction as well. But I enjoy her voice so much. Her vowels
migrated back just a bit giving us a darker sound, almost a bit of raspiness
in her voice and I enjoy it so much. Let’s look at an approximate translation
of the lyrics in English for just a moment. “Eternal love. You’re the sadness in my eyes that cry in silence for your love. I see
myself in the mirror and I see, in my image, the time that I have suffered
since your passing. I force my thoughts to forget you because I’m always
thinking about yesterday. I prefer to be asleep than awake to forget all the pain
of knowing that you are not here.” Such heart-wrenching lyrics of this truly
touching song. Her voice is beautiful. Wow. I loved that part right there where
she did a bit of a scoop up into one of the notes there in such a beautiful way.
She is pouring out her soul in this song already and I know that she was the one
that made this song famous you all have explained that to me even though I had
reacted to the Juan Gabriel version when he performed it at one of his concerts
and I enjoy them both equally already. She just has such a gorgeous tone
quality to her voice though and I love this song. The lyrics go on to say, “I wish
I that you are alive, that your little eyes never closed, that I was looking at
them. Eternal love and unforgettable. Sooner or later I will be with you to
keep loving us. I have suffered so much in your absence since that day. I am not
happy even though my conscience is clear. I know I could have done more for you.
Dark loneliness is the one that I’m living. That same loneliness of your
Sepulcher. You are the love in which I have the saddest memories of Acapulco. The emotions. Love those runs there. Oh, she is pouring out so many emotions
you all. I know you all have explained to me that she lost her son I believe to
drowning in Acapulco. So, the words are just so personal to her and I just can’t
imagine the emotions she feels on such a personal and deep heartbroken level when
she performs this song. And the lyrics go on to repeat a bit of the chorus, “I wish
that you were alive, that your little eyes never closed, that I was looking at
them. Eternal love and unforgettable. Sooner or later I will be with you to
keep loving us. Eternal love. Eternal, eternal love.” Such beautiful lyrics for
such a beautiful and gorgeous but heart-wrenching song. I love when she opens up into that wider
taller vowel and now pulling back in the dynamics. Floated up nicely into a head voice
quality there for a moment. Look at her. She’s so in the moment. Bless her heart. It’s very hard for a singer to perform
songs that touch them so deeply and I know that may seem odd for so many of
you that don’t sing. It almost sounds like it would make you perform better
but it is sometimes hard to keep the emotions in check. I’m so impressed with
her vocally, though. Like I said this is only the second time I’ve heard her sing.
So, she’s just so impressive on every level. Breath control, vowel placement, the
way she uses her dynamics, softer singing, louder singing, but in the appropriate
areas. Being able to do all of those within one phrase. A true master of
singing and is performing this song so well. I know she was star quality talent
and that is so apparent through the couple of reactions I’ve done. I can’t
wait to see so many more from her. Wow that was a long note there. So beautifully done. Wow. I’m sure most of the audience was in
tears from this. I know many of you commented on my other reaction to this
song by Juan Gabriel that it just makes you cry instantly when you hear
this song. And some of you weren’t even able to get through the entire reaction
because of the emotions you all feel. I know this is sung at a lot of
memorials. It was used a lot for the memorials in the El Paso Texas mass
shooting recently and so I hope you all enjoyed this reaction to Rocio
singing this song. It was truly beautiful. I am touched and humbled for seeing it
today. I’m so glad I was able to see this performance and I hope you all just have
a great day.