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Southern student sings with Michael Bublé

Melanie SabolCopy Editor

What is it like to sing in front of over 10,000 people live? Chelsea Hebert, a senior here at Southern Connecticut State University, as well as a South Windsor native, knows what that experience is like first hand.

On Wednesday Sep. 25, Hebert went to see Michael Bublé at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. This was the fourth concert that Hebert has attended of Bublé’s and while attending Wednesday’s concert, Hebert sat closer than ever. During that concert, Hebert had an awesome opportunity to get up on stage and sing with Bublé in front of the entire arena. She made a poster for the concert that said, “Let me sing with you Mr. Bublé!” Bublé invited Hebert up on stage after seeing the poster to join him for a song.

Michael Bublé is a Canadian singer, songwriter, and actor. Bublé has won several awards, including three Grammy Awards as well as multiple Juno Awards. Many know his hit songs, “Haven’t Met You Yet” and “It’s a Beautiful Day.” With his six albums out, Bublé gives a great sound in the pop genre.

Hebert has always had a love for singing, for she has been singing since she was a freshman in high school. She joined the South Windsor High School’s show choir. “What got me interested in singing was my high school choir, Choral Spectrum,” said Hebert. “When I auditioned for the choir I was surprised I made it.”

Hebert has always been a big fan of Bublé. “Even when he wasn’t big I loved him and his music. In middle school and high school I even listened to him!” said Hebert.

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For Hebert, getting up on stage and singing with someone who she has listened to for years was an unreal experience. “Honestly, I don’t even remember being up there. It was such an out of body experience. It was incredible,” said Hebert, who sang Bublé’s song, “Feeling Good.” “When I was up there with Bublé, I was shaking and crying so badly that the security guard said I had to calm down!” said Hebert. “However, when I started singing it all went away. I didn’t even remember how many people I was singing in front of.”

Since the concert, Hebert has made a Facebook page dedicated to helping her reach her dream of becoming a professional artist. On this page you will find videos of her not only singing with Bublé but also videos that she has recorded herself. You can check it out at: https://www.facebook.com/ChelseaHebertMusic, as well as staying updated with how she is pursuing her career. Hebert says given the chance she would love to get up on stage again and sing with Bublé.

Ever since Hebert has sung with Bublé, she has been in the media quite a bit. She has been doing live interviews with radio stations such as Kiss 95.7, Country 92.5, along with 99.1 PLR, which Hebert says, “was pretty cool.” She has also done interviews with NBC Connecticut and ABC.

Hebert really hopes that through this experience that it will take her somewhere and get her recognized. “It would be a dream come true. I would love to have a career of singing and doing something that I truly do love,” says Hebert.

Now on campus, Hebert is apart of the SPDC, which is one of the dance teams as well as part of the Jubilee Gospel Choir. She plans to graduate with a degree in psychology.

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