Tuesday 26 October 2010

Cheryl Cole - Vocal Profile/Range

Cheryl Cole Pictures, vocal range, profile

Vocal Type: Mezzo- Soprano
Vocal Range: 1.7 octaves (Approx). F3- Eb5

Vocal Pluses:Voice has a pleasant soft quality in the head and mid range.

Vocal Negatives: weak voice that lacks strength or dexterity with a tendency to become thin and whiny as it progresses up the chest voice.

Audio Clips

Lowest note:

Highest head note:

Highest Chest notes:



  1. You have got her range wrong. on Messy Little Raindrops her range is Eb3-F#5.

  2. The range says "Approx", and as I don't have the new album I havent added vocals from any album cuts. If you could direct me to the song I'll check them out.

  3. Why is Cheryl even being considered in this site? She hardly ever sings live and the final product is average at best if she does. It must be frustrating for Alexandra that someone who has an inch of her talent is more popular. Alexandra is the best performer in the UK no doubt.

  4. Hi, Karen V here, can I just add that a 'negative' for Cheryl should definitely be her piss-poor tuning, or 'pitching' as people seem to politely call it these days.

    It always horrified me that she was a judge on x-factor - how can she tell if other people are in tune when she can't even sing a relatively simple melody in tune herself? Like this:

  5. Harsh words Karen but I can see what you mean with that performance. There sure are a lot of bum notes in that...;)

  6. Are you sure she's a contralto? Her voice sounds high and gentle to me.

  7. Its a toughy, because in all honesty I don't think her voice fits any operatic fach...

  8. Hi, this is he same Anonymous that asked if she was really a contralto (I think a bog standard pop "mezzo" myself). Thanks for replying!

    Anyway, here are her old Popstars: The Rivals performances.

    (Baby) Now That I've Found You:


    You're Still The One (Shania Twain):


    Nothing Compares To You (by Sinead O'Connor. Not on youtube due to copyright):


    Right Here Waiting:


    She can clearly sing, although her voice is unremarkable. She is clearly good enough to be in a girl band, and she was easily the most qualified of the X-Factor judges because she's actually been through the process.

  9. Forgot to add her Audition:

    Have You Ever (S Club 7):


    She manages a high note in there. I wish I could be more helpful by being able to tell you what note exactly it is. Also, it's hilarious to see Pete Waterman perving at her!

  10. Hey anon,  i think the highest note there is a C5 when she switches to her head voice. 

  11. Doesn't she do an E3 in fight for this love

  12. Her highest chest note is I think an E5 or an Eb5. She hit it live during her semi-lip synced performance of Promise This on X Factor. The bridge was live (and you can tell) and in the studio version the note was sung in head voice but she opted to sing it in chest voice and it was actually quite strong. Maybe there's potential but she still is currently a shit singer

  13. Lol loving the punchline there....

  14. Hey DD, wanted to drop you a line. I added to wikipedia about her being a Mezzo, not sure how I feel about the claim but the source (BBC) I felt was reliable. (I randomly found it on teletext no less lol)

    What do you think? Having had a trawl through some GA songs I am thinking she could indeed be, her upper register in some songs was pretty spot on. She sounded really good on Untouchable for example...

  15. Hey stuey, just saw this now- am trying to make the audio files work! Will change to mezzo! :D

  16. Tessi Tessitura22 July 2012 at 09:21

    After seeing her "sing" live at the Jubilee with Gary Barlow, I'm not sure you can even call her a singer - don't mean to be rude but I can sing better (and I have an awful voice, believe me)

  17. Positive: nice engineer of voice.
    Negative: can't sing

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  24. I just heard a rumour that she is to be a mentor on 'The Voice'....how contradictory would the message of that show be then huh? Being mentored by somebody who can barely hold a note....meh!

  25. loool. ewww... why you do a profile on cheryl cole? lmaooo.