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Published: Tuesday, Aug. 5 2014 1:20 p.m. MDT

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Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

That's not good hip hop and it's not good violin. Combining them doesn't work.

Paul in MD
Montgomery Village, MD

It's like any art. Some people will be moved by it and enjoy it; others won't. We were able to see her perform and speak at the LDS Washington DC temple visitor center. No, she didn't dance that night, but the violin performance was quite good. Her presentation was quite touching. She talked about being booted off "America's Got Talent" and how that molded her actions afterwards. That was touching.

She's something of a self-made woman, having been rejected in front of millions, then picking herself up, dusting herself off, and becoming successful at what she loves doing despite being told she wasn't any good. In speaking, she is self-effacing, open and genuine. You may not appreciate her music, but if you get the chance you should go hear her speak.

Quickslow87
Dallas, TX

Apparently, her fans like how she does things.

Shimlau
SAINT GEORGE, UT

Y ask Y: I remember when my parents told me that the Beatles and Elvis Presley didn't produce good music. I also remember asking my older sister who the Beatles were. I still don't like a lot of what they did, but they did make an impact on modern music, and helped define the music of more than one decade. Just because it doesn't fit your or maybe even my, criteria of music doesn't make it 'not good'.

Endi
Sinking Spring, PA

Y ask Y: To be fair, the performance from America's Got Talent is rather poor, especially compared to the music she makes now. Now, obviously certain styles of music just aren't everyone's cup of tea. But if your opinion is based off her AGT performance, I encourage you to listen to some of her newer work on her Youtube channel. I think she's fabulous, personally; her original work is very unique and some of her covers are pretty great too. She did a cover of Radioactive by Imagine Dragons with an a capella group called Penatonix that I personally think is equally as good as the original song.

Hollywood watches Sterling
North Hollywood/usa, CA

Lindsay Sterling is a music prodigy.

Not only is her personally composed violin music astounding, her ability to dance and move through environments and cultures while doing it, is frankly staggering as a talent. To dance and play music is a talent usually regarded to A listed actors, and probably explains her powerful popularity on Global Youtube. Her Youtube numbers for just her song "Crystalize" are higher then Youtube numbers for AGT.

She now fills stadium shows and has a slick flawless performance. I have seen nearly everyone, Stones, Doobie Brothers, Sting, Van Halen, Lady Gaga, etc., but Sterling knocks most of their socks off, doing her own thing her own way. She knows how to relate.

Her music videos and her stadium shows are best in biz.

Rock on Lindsay!!

Chris Tornado

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

Lindsey has no fear. She can play, dance, be artistically creative, innovative and charasmatic, always moving forward. Her personality type is usually what I find to be annoying, yet she seems to be so genuine that she has won me over by 'keeping it real'.

gdog3finally
West Jordan, Utah

@Y ask Y

I ask you Y it doesn't work? Art is in the eye of the beholder and Lindsey is absolutely an artist. Now on the flip side, I often don't think mass interest in art makes it higher art but I don't think Lindsey appeals to her huge fan base (myself included at 43 years of age) for the same narrowed down subjective interests as say a Rhianna or Beyonce does. Lindsey is multifacited and brings in fans in so many ways. She paints a picture with her music and performance that opens up the imagination in minds. I feel that way and don't care much at all for hip hop or dub step. Lindsey rocks either way for me. Bottom line: unbelievable spirit and positive energy from this young woman.

cjb
Bountiful, UT

Criticism, if you can take it, can be your friend.

I've written a trigomometry book and a coordinate geometry book that for the honors level high school student are the best in the world.

Without criticism, sometimes biting, these books wouldn't be up to that standard.

Y Ask Y
Provo, UT

I will elaborate.

Despite the fact that my daughter quite likes Stirling, I still find her work to be superficially derivative, at best, and more "naive mashup" than anything else resembling respectable "crossover". I think she has tried to do for the violin what Yanni did for keyboard.

I have seen a number of her performances live over the years, and have never experienced the "Wow" that I have with other solid performers. Instead, she has always been a mere curiosity, best characterized by her performances with cirque du soleil - hers is little more than an ephemeral circus act that needs all the theatrics of that genre to support it.

Her collaborations have done little more than gloss some adequate violin over other talent, and her "original" compositions are repetitious, flat, mechanical mixes of download packs off the internet.

That's my opinion, for what it is worth.

gittalopctbi
Glendale, AZ

Great example on using criticism to your benefit. Though I must admit, I really do not give anything Piers Morgan says any credibility.

Nachtmerrie_in_Brugge
Mesa, AZ

Having seen Lindsey Stirling's performances in last year's Pioneer Day Concert and on Dancing With the Stars, my inclination is to concur with her critics. However, for her wholesome image, her obvious work ethic and her apparent love for her audience I'm secretly dying to see Stirling rewarded with success.

silvercloud41NE
Fremont, NE

I still find it interesting how so many people believe that their opinions are "gospel" and that the rest of us non-believers are somehow illiterate know-nothings! Re: Lindsey's place in all this... My daughter and two grand-daughters traveled some distance to attend one of her concerts recently and came home just as tickled pink and overjoyed as if they'd gone to a Garth Brooks, Katy Perry, or Tabernacle Choir concert! That's good enough for me. Would I ever go to one of her concerts? Probably. She makes lots of people happy and the energy is contagious. I no longer watch America's got Talent. In my opinion, it's a farce. I enjoyed it more the first 4-5 seasons. Others in my family watch it and love it... and I still love them!

andyjaggy
American Fork, UT

I'm not a fan either. For the same reason I have a hard time with the piano guys. I like the music okay, but I cannot stand to watch them. All of the dancing around and false display of emotion drives me nuts. Let me feel the music and choose how to react to it, I don't need you waving around and swaying to tell me when I should be feeling something.

When I played in college the first chair clarinetist would always swoosh her clarinet around when she was playing, drove me nuts.

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