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Ever had a song you like ruined by one of these talent contests?
But most of that are simple expletives. Simon, for all his many faults, at least knew how to stand back and objectively give his two cents. Randy's half ass; Steven and J-Lo just can't be trusted.
It was a horrible performance. I've often thought why these "singers!!" don't attempt to perform an "iconic" indie pop song, where their vocals might outweigh the original artist, but now we see what's what. Songs can't be measured by their vocal performance: that dude who did Paul McCartney tonight: he was all right, right? But it sucked compared to the original. Cos, y'know, Paul McCartney is Paul McCartney and there's personality there.
And also: please god, vote off the next contestant that sings Rihanna. Seriously. Rihanna sucks, and anyone that sings her songs sucks worse... thank you... time for night-night. cheers!
but that dude in the video has ripped off chris martin's 'dancing' - that sort of leaning sideways thing. and his voice sounds shit, naturally.
and it went top 20 in the US :(
A lot of times industry people that have a focus in mainstream music tend to eat, sleep, and breathe it as part of their job.
I know an FM DJ here in Boston whose tastes don't extend past the radio dial. It's sad, and weird. I went to broadcasting school and I wanted to pursue radio, but I found it hard to get in the door at a lot of stations because they'd ask me what I listened to as a litmus test. They don't want their employees secretly bashing the awful shit they're forced to play.
I haven't seen the show yet - it doesn't air until tonight on UK TV till tonight right?
I love AI unreservedly. I don't care if they massacre songs - in fact in makes it even more entertaining when they do.
There are a few contestants on the show this season who have fantastic voices. The camp black guy who sings soul is incredible. He sounds like Antony and the Johnsons, but with a wider range.