Nervous about working with her hero Bennett, she was, according to McCormick, upbeat and positive and looking forward to learning guitar or trumpet. She told him: "I would love to study guitar or trumpet. I can play a lot of different instruments adequately but nothing really well. If you play an instrument, it makes you a better singer. The more you play, the better you sing, the more you sing, the better you play."
As for her duet with the 85-year-old Bennett, who was recording an album of duets, she was clearly excited. "I'm so happy to be here," she told Bennett. "It's a story to tell my grandchildren, to tell their grandchildren, to make sure they tell their grandchildren."