Wonderful Sound Of Tenors


The Texas Tenors, who one might remember as finalists in season four of “America’s Got Talent” and Emmy Award winners for their PBS video, performed at the Eisemann Center on Jan. 21 with the Plano Symphony Orchestra.

The crowd applauded as the group made their way on stage. The group of three vocalists performed beautiful covers of famous contemporary songs and those of past generations as conductor Hector Guzman gracefully oscillated his baton.

The Texas Tenors are comprised of Marcus Collins, also known as The Contemporary Tenor, J.C. Fisher, The Romantic Tenor and John Hagen, The Tenor. They lifted their voices to sing melodies that filled the atmosphere with joy.

They performed comical skits between each song segment that had the crowd laughing and interested to see what might happen next.

At beginning of the set, the group performed one of their original tunes which lyrically had the impact of striving for self-worth and perseverance.

The group performed Lee Greenwood’s “I am Proud to Be an American,” a song that brought a patriotic spirit to the hall and appeared to touch the hearts of every person in the audience. Next, the group promoted their children’s book “Ruckus in the Ranch” and performed the original song that accompanied the book. Hagen, then performed a beautiful Italian aria.

Halfway through the performance, they took time to acknowledge Bill Medley of the Righteous Brothers who supported them throughout their careers. They performed a beautiful rendition of Medley’s hit song, “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feeling.” While the group sang, a video tribute to Medley played in the background.

Afterward, Marcus Collins covered Bruno Mars’ “Just The Way You Are.” The audience cheered and sang along with him as he went into the crowd and handed the microphone to fans, encouraging them to sing along. Everyone laughed as passed the microphone around and each person sang out of tune.

Toward the end of the show, the Texas Tenors left the stage and gave the spotlight to the orchestra. The Plano Symphony performed selections from “The Phantom of the Opera” with great intensity. The electric guitar musically exploded from the stage with an exciting, distorted melody. The orchestra backed up the guitarist with accompaniment from the violins, cellos, rhythm section and brass which beautifully captured the structure and essence of the composition.

The Texas Tenors showed their appreciation to the crowd and the Plano Symphony escorted them off stage with background music.