What blows me away about Gus is his confidence. The whole performance was his idea. He taught himself the song by watching a YouTube video and would accept ZERO input from me about how to sing it. I would try to make helpful suggestions about how to end it, and he'd just give me the hand. "No, mom. This is my deal. I know what I'm doing." The kid is five years old, and not for one millisecond did he exhibit an ounce of stage fright.
I wish I'd panned out a little to show the size of this stage ... but if you picture your typical high school auditorium, you'll have the basic idea. The backup singers are third graders--a last-minute addition that thrilled Gus no end.
Now, as Gus would say, "Just sit back and enjoy the show."http://vimeo.com/10483383#at=0