Saturday, August 29, 2015


Lauren Aquilina
Lauren Aquilina pic via
Downton Abbey fans have gone through laughter, hate, love, heartbreak and death through its five seasons.  This week, the first trailer for its final sixth season aired and it just gives me all the feels. And it looks like time and modernization has finally caught up with the Crawley family and their downstairs servants as it looks as though many of our favorite characters will move on and live life away from the Abbey. 

Well, dare if you wish and watch this super touching and sad trailer for Downtown Abbey's sixth and final season.  It starts off with gentle piano and vulnerable singing that foreshadows the end of our favorite characters.  The song is a cover version of Con te Partirò (Time to Say Goodbye) sang by  20 year-old Lauren Aquilina from the UK. The song, made famous by Andrea Bocelli is given an acoustic make-over and goes oh-so-perfectly with the commercial.  The song first premiered during UK's X-Factor.   Check it out below and also listen to Bocelli's powerful version.  Downton Abbey will air in the UK on September 20th. but will air in the US on January 3, 2016 on PBS.  

You can purchase the song on iTunes right HERE.

Here is Lauren watching the trailer for the first time:

"Con te Partiro (Time to Say Goodbye) cover by Lauren Aquilina

Con te Partiro by Andrea Bocelli