For those of you ready to pitch out the antics of dome of the manufactured, look alike, sound alike, choreographed dance boy/girl bands, this may be your lucky day. I may be getting older, but I was wondering where all the real singers had gone. Was there any talent left on the planet who studied their craft and could hold an audience without a show of lights, mirrors and magic, but with the simple magic of their voice and vocal ability? Well, here's the answer -- an everlasting "YES!" in the form of a brilliant baritone, Josh Groban. Who would have thought there would be a twenty-year-old in this day and age whose voice and talent so far transcends those of the boy bands and other "pop stars," that you vow to banish them from your musical diet forever after hearing Groban. This guy has "it." And the "it" is pure brillance. That David Foster produced Groban's CD was a surprise for me, but it was a very pleasant surprise indeed. Some semi-classical tunes, some easy listening pop, but all totally enchanting. I can't decide if I love his Italian more than his English, but Groban's voice is mesmerizing in any language. His range is exciting on several of the cuts, such as "Gira Con Me" and "Cinema Paridiso(Se). "To Where You Are" is bittersweetly moving. "Home to Stay" is particularly gentle and touching with the movement into "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring." Then there is the last cut, "The Prayer" a duet with Charlotte Church. (Wish it could have been me!) Other cuts with The Corrs and Lili Haydn make this CD an even spicier treat. I pray Josh continues his training and never compromises his talent and musical future. (In other words, Josh, please don't let the "suits" in the music biz mess with you!) He may still consider himself a work in progress, but on this CD, Josh Groban is already a masterpiece.