I hope she succeeds because she needs the money…being Elvis’ only daughter and all.

Lisa Marie Presley Makes Singing Debut
ORLANDO, Fla. – Elvis Presley’s daughter quietly made her first singing appearance at an industry trade show Tuesday.
Lisa Marie Presley’s debut, in promotion of her first album’s impending release, was before 1,000 enthusiastic record label executives and music sellers at the National Association of Recording Merchandisers’ annual convention.
But it was difficult for the audience to hear Presley’s voice above her backing band.
“She’s a little shy, but she’s new. Give her six months, and she’s going to get much more comfortable,” said Alan Josef Kaplan, with the music production company Music Universe.
Kaplan added that Presley has “star presence,” and “you can see (mother) Priscilla and Elvis both in her.”
Although her quiet voice may have been a technical problem, convention attendees surmised that Presley’s label, Capitol, is hiding her behind the music as she starts her career. It was also difficult to hear her voice in the video for the single “Lights Out,” which was shown at the convention.
Presley was visibly nervous during her first song, saying, “This is our first real applause ever.”
By the second song, she was relaxed, smiling and joking around with band members. During her third song, she showed some attitude and stage presence.
Presley, dressed semi-casually in black slacks, black shirt and orange T-shirt, was kept away from attendees and the media. She was ushered out immediately after her three-song set.
Although comparisons to her father will likely be made, Presley’s voice is completely unique, a hint of country mixed in with rock. Some attendees couldn’t figure out Presley’s genre of music, but agreed that it could fit into both rock and pop categories.
Even Capitol president Andy Slater said when he first heard about Presley singing, he was skeptical.
“Is it another celebrity trying to be a rock star?” he said at the time.
However, Slater said she is “tough and passionate about her music” and “radiates that thing that says, ‘she’s a star.'”
Said Jim Donio, executive vice president of NARM: “She is a celebrity, but now they see that she is a singer and a songwriter. She was very well received.”
Presley’s album, “To Whom It May Concern,” will be released April 8.