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Michael Jefferson
9.15.07, 9:00 AM
http://cache.umusic.com/images/local/250/d6332867-d6c0-4e88-99e5-daa4fee10cb8.jpg (http://www.geffen.com/artist/releases/default.aspx/pid/2479) Emmy Rossum
Inside/Out (http://www.geffen.com/artist/releases/default.aspx/pid/2479)
3.5 out of 5 stars
Reviewed for Coffeerooms by Mike Jefferson

Every five minutes another post-adolescent actress takes a stab at being pop idol princess. Unlike her twenty-something contemporaries who make more headlines in handcuffs than in the studio, Emmy Rossum has the training and the pedigree to be a legit chart topper. What she may need more of in the long run is more meaningful material to help broaden her appeal.
As an actress, Rossum is best known for her roles in Clint Eastwood’s “Mystic River,” and the disaster films “The Day After Tomorrow” and “Poseidon,” (the ill-fated remake of “The Poseidon Adventure” that capsized under the weight of bad press). Not many people know the soon to be twenty-one year-old began her career as a singer. At the age of seven she auditioned at The Metropolitan Opera at Lincoln Center, singing “Happy Birthday” in an astounding twelve keys. Within five years, Rossum was a veteran opera singer who could sing in six languages and had polished her voice in stage productions of “La Boheme,” “Carmen,” and “A Mid Summer Night’s Dream,” while performing with opera legends Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo. Her performance in the movie version of “The Phantom of the Opera” earned her a Golden Globe nomination.
So Rossum has the props, but does she have the power? If the three-song preview of her upcoming album is any indication, Rossum should easily make the jump from opera child to pop diva.

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