Sunday, 1 December 2019

[Vocal Profile] Cynthia Erivo

Vocal Type: Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves, 1 semitone C#3-D6
Whistle Register: Unknown
Tessitura: F4-F5
Vocal Pluses: Bright, feminine and coppery voice with a full and dark lower register, identifiable and weighty middle, and a booming and broad upper register.

The voice has weight and color down to D3 and can be made round and projected beginning at E3. Ultimately, the voice has ease in all areas of the lower register.

The middle voice is relatively, bright with a youthful soprano-like color (The Color Purple). However the brighter color can be forgone and a warmer, darker, richer sound can be made (I did Something Bad). The middle register gets robust very early as well, starting at D#4 and mid-belts begin at F4. The voice, despite the bright an soprano-like color carries a considerable amount of weight and volume all the way up her middle register.

The upper register belts are very weighty and dark in color, with a stringy color. She approaches this area often with a tall vowel, high soft palate and forward placement which gives her the ability to navigate her passagio. Above F#5, the voice leans far more into a headier mix and retains tonality up to G5. The voice thins slightly as we get to G#5 and above, her mix extending all the way up to Bb5.

The head voice retains the overall bright color of the voice but begins to lose ease above B5. The HV can carry weight but normally a lighter approach is taken.

Vocal Negatives:
The lower register, though well accessed, may lack power to some. Her upper belts around her passagio can be improperly places, resulting in thin, pushed and distorted sound between F5-F#5. Her modal mix between F5-F#5 is too chest dominant.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

Mariah Carey Snaps On Fallon With "The Distance"

Post by: Diva Devotee
Caution is here, Betches! Go stream, buy and tell your home gurl!

Promoting the masterpiece on The Tonight Show, Mariah Carey took latest single The Distance (and its feature Ty Dolla $ign) out for a live showing. And boy, what a showing it was.

Thursday, 13 September 2018

Black Girls Rock Stage Gives Aretha An Awesome Tribute!

My, my, my...

In honour of the late Atetha Franklin, BET brought forth some of today's most talented and soulful singers to give her a wonderful tribute on the Black Girls Rock stage.

Thursday, 16 August 2018

The Queen Has Left The Building

Aretha Franklin, The Queen Of Soul, has passed away at the age of 76.

Rest in peace.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

[Review] Celine Dion- Ashes

Post by: Diva Devotee

I thought I could get back in the crypt after my Christina Aguilera review. Turns out one of our most iconic Divas, Celine Dion, has other plans for me, having also chosen today to release new music.

[Review] christina Aguilera - Accelerate

Post by: Diva Devotee
Over the years Christina Aguilera has become more well known for her stints on The Voice than her musical output. This was much to the chagrin of her fans, who really wanted a new album. Well, today she's deemed the Fighters worthy, blessing them with the title of her eighth studio album, Liberation, and (depending on its success, I'd imagine)the lead single Accelerate.

Any good? Read on and find out...

Thursday, 19 April 2018

[WATCH] Beyonce - Coachella

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Post by: Montrez Rambo

Life is hectic at the moment- currently on patrol getting qualifications. But I had to stop to tune into Beyonce's Coachella performance.

The Queen brought culture to the table with the Central State University band. Majorettes were out there bucking, the Clark Sisters were paid homage, and Destiny's Child reunited. But that wasn't all. The almost two-hour set was also a family affair with Solange (who took part in some sisterly dancing) and hubby Jay-z joining the Diva on stage.

Beyonce was throwing an eight count like she was a majorette herself!