Album Review: Barbara Padilla – Barbara Padilla (Score: 8/10)

BARBARA_PADILLA_COVERIn the spirit of Paul Potts and Susan Boyle, the miraculously voiced Mexican/American soprano Barbara Padilla—runner up on Season 4 of America’s Got Talent—gives it a glorious go with a lushly produced debut that is equally artistic in its ambitions and accessible and infectious as an adult contemporary listening experience. With a top flight sound crew that includes the late Phil Ramone and Al Schmitt, an Abbey Road pedigree and the London Symphony Orchestra rising behind her, Padilla soars equally on familiar pop tunes, deep classical pieces and her favorite arias.
– Jonathan Widran