Monday, 23 November 2015
It's always tough writing about a performance when you don't feel the song. With that in mind, I'll comment in generalities for Demi Lovato's live rendition of Confident at the 2015 AMAs.
The staging was good, with some great lighting driving the energy. Demi wasn't a slouch either, selling the song's message with confidence and attitude. But that would all be for naught if she flopped on the vocal front.....which she didn't! The lowest notes were a little iffy but the rest was really good, with the Diva delivering her signature brand of edgy belting. Interestingly, she didn't inject as much weight into the belt as we've heard previously, but that was a smart choice, making the top notes sound healthier and easier.
I wouldn't feel right commenting too harshly on Céline Dion's rendition of L'hymne à L'amour at 2015 AMAs. It wasn't perfect, and was definitely pitchy, but this was about more than notes and vocals; it was about sending a message of unity to those who have, and are still, suffering with the aftermath of this month's terrorist attacks in France.
It was a simple but touching and honest tribute. I wouldn't expect anything less from Celine.
Like everyone else in the world, I having been getting into Adele's 25 this weekend. Why am I mentioning that in an Ariana Grande post? Well, because I hadn't realised the unconscious effect that had had on me until I was subjected to this AMA performance of Focus.( And I should add, I'm enjoying 25, but not loving it like most, so this is not an Adele bandwagon type thing.)
Friday, 20 November 2015
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Thursday, 19 November 2015
Vocal Type: Leggiero Tenor
Vocal Range: D2-D6 (4 Octaves)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: Brendon Urie has a unique instrument with an instantly recognizable tone. A bright voice in the alternative rock genre, he is capable of melisma, manipulating the tone of his voice and sustaining notes for long periods of time. He is comfortable throughout his entire range from the lower to the upper extremes and can switch to different parts of his voice with little to no difficulty [I Believe in a Thing Called Love]. Consummate live singer, he is able to replicate his studio recordings perfectly.
This sure has been an Adele heavy week. Only three posts and all about the returning Diva. Well, today is no different (obviously), but it's not about the new album or new music. It's about her instrument and how it has changed in the last few years.
Spilling her own tea to Graham Norton for her BBC special, Adele's first revelation was how being up the duff changed her voice- something I wish more Divas would comment on- saying, "In pregnancy my voice got a lot lower, which is why Skyfall is so low, I couldn't get up that high". A timely explanation for me, since only this week I noticed how much stress was present on that top note, despite it only being in the fourth octave (Bb4).Oddly, pregnancy seemed to have the opposite effect on Mariah carey, whose voice soared during the incubating of her twins.
Monday, 16 November 2015
With 25 being released on Friday, you best believe Adele is going to be EVERYWHERE.
With a BBC hour long special already recorded and hyped, a new clip has been released of the Diva's 60 Minutes special for Australian television. Amongst the interview excerpts, we are shown snippets of two new songs. It was the first, When We Were Young, that caught my attention, seeming to show some real vocal growth.