Marcela Bovio – vocals
Studio Report – The Human Equation: Marcela Bovio was flown over from Mexico to sing on Ayreon: The Human Equation. Arjen had picked her from the many vocalists who sent in demos earlier in 2003. Read about the experience in Arjen’s own words and check out the pictures!
– What made you choose Marcela for this Ayreon project?Arjen: Some time ago I came up with the to idea to give an unknown singer the chance to sing on Ayreon. Obviously also in the hopes that I would discover a talent like Astrid (Ambeon). So on the website we encouraged fans to send in their recordings. I received over a 100 recordings (thanks to you all!), listened to them and replied to everyone. One evening I heard a Mexican girl called Marcela Bovio and her band Elfonia, and I got goosebumps all over. In the end four great (female) singers were left. I made them send their version of Valley of the Queens to me, and after that a song from my new album. Eventually I chose Marcela. Somehow I knew deep down inside from the very first time I heard her that she would be the one.