[Ads-l] choke up =? emotional

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Sun Sep 10 00:49:50 UTC 2017

She's not dispassionately writing a paper. She is overwhelmed by emotion,
and maybe "emotional" is all the description she could manage at the time.
Ask her later and you might get a very different and more descriptive and
conventional answer.

And man, that performance is stunning! If you didn't listen to it, play the
video from the beginning, or from 1:15 when she comes on stage before the
judges, or from 2:00 when she starts singing.

Music is my drug of choice

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