Monday, 28 May 2012

Jennifer Holliday Schools American Idol contestent, Jessica Sanchez , in "I am Telling You" Duet

jennifer holliday and jessica sanchez


It takes a brave, or stupid person, to go up against powerhouse vocalist Jennifer Holliday. So whoever thought it would be a good idea to pair American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez up against her- well technically it was a "duet", but it sure didn't sound like it- was clearly either deluded about her talent or wanting to sabotage her chances of winning the series.

This performance of And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going could have, in theory, worked for Jessica Sanchez if she had sung it solo, or duetted with a lessor singer. Her voice clearly has the styling and range to sing the power anthem. But in putting her up against Jennifer Holliday- who made the song famous, and who sang it best- it only highlighted Ms Sanchezs' weaknesses.

Instead of giving us a performance wrought with emotion and fire, that ultimately should have put her own spin on the song, Sanchez served up her best impression of the Jennifer Hudson rendition of And I Am Telling You. It was a ploy that was never going to work standing next to the Diva who even Hudson couldn't compete with. Especially when it was clear that Holliday wasn't going to be pulling any punches when delivering her vocals on the night.  

Ultimately, going up against the real thing only dulled Jessica Sanchezs' talent by comparison, and showed it for what it is:imitation and mimicry. It was a classic example of style over substance. She should really try dropping that fuller, heavier sound- which its clear she's manipulating her voice to create- and use her natural voice. It might make her singing more believable.

But perhaps I'm being too hard. This is the first performance I've seen from Jessica Sanchez, and it might not be a true representation of her singing style. Also it's clear she has talent, what with the way she held notes, was always on key and held her nerve, up against Holliday. If you know of any better performances, comment below.

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Jennifer Holliday Singing And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

Jennifer Hudson Singing And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going

124 comments:

  1. Jennifer Holliday for me always tied with Whitney as my favorite singer. The nuances in her voice and style and the pure power and her dramatic, gritty delivery were always just amazing. I agree that had this been apart of the competition, Jessica would have looked weak and unimpressive (though she did really well), but it was apart of the finale live shows, so votes had already been in and counted. I loved it, but I prefer the Jennifer/Jennifer berformance at the BET awards...and for just the Jennifers to sing it...for, as you said, believability.

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  2. I remember seeing Jessica's youtube channel a while back, I never saw anything special about her, so finding out she was a finalist on Idol came as a shock to me lol.
    She has a nice voice, but all she did was karaoke throughout the season.
    Jennifer seemed like she was toying around, Jessica seemed to be trying to hard.
    It wasn't really that great of a performance, but Jennifer's facial expressions make this performance in my opinion :P

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  3. The author belongs to the 10% of Viewers who happened to dislike her...

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  4. I think Jessica might become somebody if she stops trying to be what she thinks she should  be and instead sings to the abilities of her voice.

    Also, sorry DD, I gather you are quite fond of Jennifer Holliday, but to me this is one of the most horrible sounding singers I have ever heard.
     I thought so when I heard that video of the gospel tune but figured, if DD likes her that much I should give her another chance.  Last time I will regarding Holliday I am afraid. Something about her timbre and style I find truly unbearable. This time, I WILL hold back and leave it at that. ;D

    Except to add, she does make an awesome gif which is sure to come in handy on many occasions. :)

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  5. I thought she did REALLY well she is one of the best Idols seriously top 3

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uSBFo-31YR8 <--- I Will Always Love You

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=tOYiSffcv9Y  <------ The Prayer

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=TUjWYaEvdQM <----Everybody Has A Dream

    and that's how she sings, she lists people like Beyonce as her inspiration

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  6.  I was laughing pretty hard at her facial expressions

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  7. Lets be honest here, how many people can honestly say they enjoy Jennifer Hollidays performance? I find it quiet scary and embarrassing, borderline on cringe worthy. A true professional would of help nurture and encourage a singer in one of these competitions and especially in such an important performance instead Jennifer comes out on the stage and goes above and beyond the performance that was needed totally side lining Jessica and embarrassing herself. A true professional would have taken a leaf out Beyonce and Alexandra Burkes rendition of Listen that is how its done. Jessica actually has a beautiful voice for those who don't already know here she audition for Americas Got Talent a few years back when she was a kid and done a very powerful version of Celine Dions I surrender. Also for those who think she karaoke'd her way through the competition needs to hear stripped back version of Beyonces sweet dreams. She is a very talented vocalist however the above performance does very little to showcase this.   

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  8. I think Holliday was just grabbing her time in the spotlight, though there were moments where she looked to be holding back and remembering her place and roll in the performance. But i stand by this being an awful pairing. Alex and Beyonce set the standard, and no one has touched that yet.

    Like i said, thats the first time i've heard jessica sing, but if she sings all her songs like this then i can definitely understand why she has been called a karaoke singer. That voice is put on, and i think she'll eventually realise if she sings more naturally it will be better for her. I only found out today that shes 16(!!) so she'll have plenty of time to find her real voice as she gets older.

    I just watched the Sweet dreams performance. I have to agree even more with the Karaoke comment now. The version is undoubtedly beautiful, but she sounds like Beyonce!! Especially in her midrange and the way she uses her vibrato. It sounds like a total different singer from the one who sang with Holiday! IMO thats not a  good sign for someone who wants to forge a career as a successful vocalist.   

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  9. I don't dislike her. I just think she's not going the right way about carving a unique space for herself in the music world. But she's still young so she has plenty of time to find direction.

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  10. I haven't seen this entire season of American Idol but I have seen some of Jessica's performances and I'd love to know your thoughts on these. She did sing a solo version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going," she also did a much talked about cover of "I Will Always Love You," as well as a cover of Mariah Carey's "My All."
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8xrlOUvyEI&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPX-H3KGjJI&feature=relmfu
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLuzLGSI8nU

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  11. Also, I'm in agreement with most of the commenters in that I can't stand Jennifer Holliday's voice. Too much growling and screaming for me. I think Amber Riley's is my favorite version of "And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going." 

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  12. I'm a sucker for singers who emote with their faces when theyre singing. Just check out Rachelle Ferrel http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_4pet45Wig

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  13. Karen Vinter28 May 2012 22:35

    Now I do love me some Rachelle Ferrel! Especially 'Blackbird' :O)

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  14. Do you really like Jennifer Holliday DD? You are free to like whoever you want, but you have to understand that, for most people, she's nothing but a lion whose tail is being pulled over and over. I've never heard such an awful performances like this, is painful to listen two women roar and growl every single line of a song. This is just... so sad.

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  15.  The facial thing wasn't the biggest problem to me. After all, I do like Alabama Skakes' Brittany

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  16. DD your comments are spot on about Jessica. Take a look at her performance of my all to see just how limited her voice is. 

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  17. I will say that Jennifer Holiday always looks like she is in need of an exorcism when performing this song. What is with that bobble head vibrato thing she does? It's scary looking. 

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  18. the problem with jessica is that she picked songs from artists who are better singers than her 
    theres no denying her talent but i just wished she would go her own path and become her own artist rather than trying to become the next beyonce 

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  19. THAT WHISTLE REGISTER O.M.G.... I love her expressions though, almost like controlled yawing

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  20. totally do. i heard her singing when I was very young so I never really noticed the amount of growling until everyone here started commenting on it. I suppose I never picked up on it because, to me, it doesn't sound like shes hurting her voice doing it. A point i think backed by the fact her voice still sounds as good- i know thats a subjective opinion- as it did over two decades ago.

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  21. hey jahmal, she does have a great voice, no denying that, but it still sounds like shes imitating every person she covers, instead of amalgamating those songs into her own style. I want to hear what Jessica Sanchez sounds like. Like i said above she's only 16 so I think as she finds her voice her talent will really shine.

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  22. its difficult for me because i've come late to the Jessica Sanchez party so have none of the back story, or have none of the attachment ( which i think is making her bigger and better in peoples mind). But if the responses are anything to go by- other than yours- then clearly i'm missing something that everyone else is seeing. 

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  23. I heard the vatican have already sent out a van of Priests and that Holliday is currently on the run.

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  24. The only thing you're missing is Filipino pride. Jessica is talented without a doubt, but she aspires to be just like all the big name divas, which are Mariah, Whitney, and Beyonce. Unfortunately for her, she pales in comparison; She does not have the range nor the power to compete with any one of them. She lacks the vocal agility to perform anything other than ballads. Additionally, her upper note chest belts become shrill and screechy ( See her performances of Turn the Beat around and Stronger). Lastly, she lacks the ability to emote with her voice, which I believe is partly due to lack of experience. There's no connection with the song or the audience when she sings, and that's what wI personally just find her flat out boring as well. She is one of those children whose parents are desperate for her to reach stardom. She has been performing since five years old and has entered numerous talent competitions. I doubt she has REALLY lived life and experienced everything that a child should. She is merely a diluted, carbon copy of the divas she aspires to be.

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  25.  LOL I read Filipino pride and thought you were going to mention Charice. Someone did way down the thread and I listened to her sing this song and gotta say...definitely my favorite rendition.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzqQBFJ6P8k

    Didn't know this Jessica is part Filipino as well

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  26. Jessica did pretty well standing next to jennifer. It could have come off alot worse, eg christina and rebecca on xfactor

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  27. I agree with what you've said (especially about the parents being desperate), but she's still so young. She has a ton of potential and hopefully she can grow into her own artist instead of trying to be someone else. 

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  28. DD i totally agree with you. Jessica needs to find her style cause she sounds like other artist to me and i also blame AI judges, i think that they are so incapable of judging upcoming talents, especially Steven and JLO. But i do understand that Jessica is young so she can't help trying to be another artist but let's give her time to develop. I hope you'll make a profile for her cause she has an amazing gift. if you want to see her other performance you can check the youtube page of AI http://www.youtube.com/user/americanidol

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  29. wow why so hard on her? I mean her family is poor that's why they're relying on jessica to help them. She said she has been working really hard to help her family and i think that's something to admire and she has not been directed or guided on how to use her voice right so give her a break will you? and i bet she sounds better than you 

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  30. Karen Vinter29 May 2012 20:24

    Ha ha! "Bobble head" lol

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  31. I'm not being hard on her. I'm speaking merely on my opinion of her voice and vocal styling. I see that you are incapable of using facts and have to resort to insulting me. I'm not a singer, I'm not trying to be, I'm not posting videos on Youtube or entering talent competitions; however, that does not detract from my ability to critique someone's singing ability in terms of my personal taste; I know what sounds pleasant to my ear. She is putting herself in the spotlight, so she is subjecting herself to praise as well as criticism. You need to realize that not everyone will have positive things to say about her. 

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  32. That is true, hopefully for her sake she learns soon, or her career will be going no where, and she will have to pack her things and become a star in the Philippines. 

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  33. Her music is not to my taste, but she is a great singer nonetheless. 

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  34. I don't think you got it right.....she sang this duet on the last night when the votes had already been counted, this duet was not up for judging.....she had sung the same song solo which was intensely emotional and was praised highly by the judges......http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGJljjINvQ8
    to gauge her voice without comparing it to the original artist, listen to her rendition of "Everybody Has  A Dream"  (an obscure Billy Joel song) or Steal Away (an Etta James song).....this girl is a vocal prodigy...given maturity and more life experience, I know she'll be receiving Grammy's soon......

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  35.  I don't know more than this cover of her to be honest. I just though of the covers mentioned in the thread I liked that one best. The song in itself is not really my cup of tea either.

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  36. Salle Sulieman30 May 2012 16:53

    DD, I think it is time for you to review Jennifer Holliday's vocal range.

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  37. I asked DD this and he said he only knows this song of hers, so it would be hard to do a profile knowing just one song.

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  38. Somebody stated somewhere down this thread that Jessica does not emote with the songs that she sings....Seriously, are you blind! She is the only American Idol Contestant who is so poised, graceful, and knows when to convey her emotions to each word of the song. Her hand gestures and facial expressions are so much on it and to the tee!!! Did you see her performance of "I do". She worked that stage so well and so naturally!!! She is very talented. She does not sound Karaoke at all!!! She knows how to control her vibrato and melodies very well! She is a very intelligent performer!

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  39. But i just don't get the parent part that is just too personal don't you think?

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  40. Jessica sanchez has to many haters... She is only 16 its not like she is 25 with a more mature voice...she is still devolping

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  41. She is extremely talented for her age, its rare that you ever find someone at that age with such vocal strength...just imagine her voice 10 years from now...phenomenal...beyonce followed a somewhat similar path, starting off so young and ending up so great...she bright future...I don't want her to be the next beyonce, but the next top artist competing against beyonce...with more experience later down the road all of you alls opinions will soon change

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  42. TBH I thought Jessica Sanchez sang it better. Sure Jennifer Holliday sang it with more passion and emotion and is way more experienced than the 16-year old contestant but her singing was horrible. Jessica on the other hand's singing skills are brilliant.

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  43. To I was laughing pretty hard at her facial expression. Tell you have dumb you are and no nothing about the plays. I am so tied of hearing this from all
    the younger people who listen to rap and you know what they do. Most
    direspect women and you cannot look any worst then a rapper singing.
    Most sing with their pants coming down to their knees. Ha Ha Ha I rather see
    a smiling face they a crappy buttand day. Like you have not seen anything all the raps you have listen too!

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  44. Jess defo has what it takes to be another great vocal diva but as Opie said she is trying to be like everyone but herself, and as for this duet who-ever thought it was a good idea to put her up against a massive powerhouse like this is needing shot lol


    But bless her at least she tried...I guess....

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  45. This is the real Jessica Sanchez:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_6vzFfEjDw <--- What Ya Want
    (An Original Song)



    Unfortunately Most Idol Voters don't like songs like this, so she had to pander to the audience by singing diva covers.


    And there's nothing wrong with copying when you're young, heck most good to great artist only became on their own when they reach their early 20s. To be able to sing like this when you're 14 years old got to count for something:


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXbv5UwVuo <--- Bust Your Windows by Jazmine Sullivan

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  46. I have to agree with you Karen, I didn’t care for the performance from Jennifer Holliday and I would prefer to watch Jennifer Hudson any day. I don’t know why they wanted to pair up Holliday with Jessica Sanchez. I think it would’ve been better for her doing this solo. I love to watch American Idol, but I don’t agree with some things they do. What has me stoked is the fact that I was able to watch the last few episodes of American Idol commercial free for the past few weeks. I’ve been using the auto hop feature in my Hopper after my coworker at Dish showed me its function. It's a feature you can enable to automatically skip the commercials or watch them on primetime shows. The Hopper’s auto hop feature, still allows networks to advertiser their commercials, Dish's just making the hassle of manually fast forwarding commercials easier, which's what most of us do. It’s wonderful, not having to worry about skipping the commercials and it gives my remote a break.

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  47. Karen Vinter4 June 2012 00:14

    Or perhaps they should just have paired her with Jennifer Hudson? Now that I would like to have seen.

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  48. With the way the author & posters here's being so critical of Jessica's performance, I bet (if anyone here were to fill her shoes) none would have the "GUTS" to sing a duet with a legend like Jennifer Holiday in front of millions of people...but she did it! (not like a 16 year old girl), but like a full grown man and they both sounded spectacular together bringing the judges & the whole audience to their feet as early as in the middle of the song....

    Since this is a (singing competition), Jessica "took the risk" and sang "one of the biggest songs" of each of these (Worldwide recognized) "Great divas" like Holiday, Whitney,Celine,Mariah,Etta james,Gloria estefan, Beyonce,Tina Turner,the king of pop Michael jackson, Rock legends Steven Tyler,Freddy Mercury, the great Billy Joel,Joe Cocker and Luther Vandross...
    For a 16 year old girl,I admire her courage & determination for stepping up to the challenge...there is this saying: ( no risk, no reward)..She sung her heart out, did her best to please the fans and fought until the end for her dream...
    But there is also another saying: ( You cannot please everybody)...Well, let's just be thankful and enjoy the God given talents of all the contestants and show these promising kids some love..
    There's no need to bash these kids with harsh criticisms,but give them constructive ones instead, to motivate them to improve and reach their dreams...Peace.

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  49. Great speech! Been practicing long?
    However...what most here are saying is that Jessica could be great if she stops trying to be other people. I would call that a positive as well as positive advice.
    I really don't care what age she is, she stepped into the adult arena by her own volition, she will be judged like any other adult singer and compared to any other adult singer.

    And nope, I am not related to Jessica nor in her circle of friends. Who are the ones who should concern themselves with motivation and achieving dreams.
    My only care is, do I like this singer and do I want to hear more. Am I even prepared to fork over money to hear her more.

    And btw there is no god and therefor not god given talents. It's luck and work which will make a singer. Jessica has the luck, now let's hope she is willing to put in the work.

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  50. what a slanted article . Your readership I bet 99% can't come close to her vocal ability. Instead of "female singers r us" it should female wannabe singers are us but presently just outright mean bitches.

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  51. I don't recall saying anything bitchy in the article. Did you even read how I ended it ;


    "But perhaps I'm being too hard. This is the first performance I've seen from Jessica Sanchez, and it might not be a true representation of her singing style. Also its clear she has talent, what with the way she held notes, was always on key and held her nerve up against Holliday. "

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  52. And almost all people commenting stated stuff along the same line...she has talent but needs to stop trying to be someone else. And really? So you are saying you CAN do as well as Jessica and therefor you DO have the right to be bitchy? Or are you saying you also can't sing like Jessica and therefor you will just love whatever she does?

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  53. LOL You sure didn't. Nor did almost everybody here say anything "bitchy". Seems Jessica has several fans not all that proficient in language comprehension.

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  54. Its the look on J-Lo's face at 01:32, sheer disgust at Jennifer growling and sounding rather unpleasant lol and that gif is by far the most frightening you have posted here...

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  56. I'm happy to say I don't agree with your article. I loved the duet.

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  57. Jennifer was just being a bitch. Sorry for my blunt tone. But a real senior singer would've performed in a way encouraged a young singer, in this she just brings poor Jessica down. She's still sixteen and has a long way to find her voice. That's why she sounds

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  58. Ugh, Jennifer Holiday has a fucking HORRIBLE voice, and those facial expressions are damn ugly. Judging from this performance alone, Jessica is a better singer than Holiday, although she needs to stop trying to imitate other artists like a karaoke singer.

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  59. Lol, what? Her version of Sweet Dreams was already performed by Beyonce; she karaokes her way through just about everything.

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  60. What the hell does being able to sing like her have to do with judging her abilities as one? We do it all the time with other non-musical related things and it's okay. All of a sudden when it comes to your favorite, it's a big deal and a matter of being able to sing like her too. She's on the public radar and she will be subject to all forms of criticism, and I find this article to be very fair.

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  61. Yes Beyonce have done that version earlier? so what? Its a great version and Jessica sings it very good. Theres nothing karaoke about it. Why you keep critising her in here and in youtube too? I think we have one jealous girl here who hates that someone actually is great singer

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  62. Youre wrong. First of all everyone have to remember that she was just 16. And ive NEVER seen anyone that good at age of 16. Shes amazing singer.

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  63. It was amazing performance

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  64. Its not disgust. You got it so wrong

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  65. This article goes so wrong in my opinion. It really sounds like written a person who just cant stand the fact that there is such a great young new singer coming to market. Anyways she is titled to her opinion.

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  66. erm. That doesn't make any sense. Why would i have problem with young talent? Its just my opinion. If you don't agree thats cool, but don't fool yourself into thinking theres some kinds of agenda going on here.

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  67. I think the person who made that comment has made 5 different ones here all under different names, it appears they don't have very much positive to say...meh to them ;)

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  68. According to you....

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  69. Its KARAOKE because she's COPYING.
    When you are a SINGER you take a song and MAKE IT YOUR OWN.
    /FAIL

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  70. You have to remember that many of the best singers debuted when they were older. Mariah Carey came out when she was 20 or so. Whitney was in her 20's, etc.


    Jessica may sound good, but there's no denying she will never be as good as the aforementioned artists. Especially if her style is mimicry.

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  71. Haha. Thats your definition of Karaoke? First of all its a singing competition, not making it your own competition. And she did make it her own, its not exact copy. Youre the only /fail in here

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  72. You just said that Mariah and Whitney came out when they were about 20 or so. And then you say Jessica cant come as big as them. You cant predict that yet. Dont be a hater.

    And anyways its song that matters nowadays. All you need is a good song to break through.

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  73. According to J-Lo. She loved that performance.

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  74. Well thats the picture i get from that article. Its just my opinion.

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  75. I'm not being a hater. I'm saying, based on the way Jessica sings (and how she sounds, overall) she will never sound quite so... special as Whitney or Mariah, or even Celine or Xtina (who, in my opinion, sucks.) Because she sings by mimicry (she copies Mariah on 'My All', and quite blatantly. On this song, she's copying JHud) she will never develop her own unique style, and will never reach the same level of artistry. And let's not start on vocals; Mimi is the Goddess, no one can touch her. Her power, her range... all undeniably unsurpassed by any pop artist. Save, perhaps by Whitney (and then only in the power department.)


    And no, you don't need a good song. A catchy one, yes. A good one, no. Carly Rae broke through with 'call me maybe', which is not a good song.

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  76. She copies JHud's tone and style. On 'My All', she tries to sing it exactly like the original. That's copying.


    Her predecessors on the show, Kelly, Haley, etc. etc. None of them ever copied the style of the original.


    /PWN

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  77. I figure I might as well leave my opinions here instead of replying to others.



    Her voice constantly changes its sound. I'm not good with technical terms, but I believe the word I'm looking for is tone. She copies whoever has the most famous version of the song she sings. listen to her rendition of 'My All'. She copies Mimi's whispering.


    This is copying, and it's why I feel like she won't make it. She isn't original; she doesn't have her own take on any of the songs.


    /end

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  78. I dont see her copying JHud's tone and style at all. 'My all' was quite like original yes..i didnt like that performance though, that didnt sound like real Jessica. So in that song she sticked too much in original.

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  79. Yeh but lets be honest she is not going to blast Holliday live on television is she? Sanchez yes....

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  80. Girl is 16 and you say she will never develop her own style?


    Mimi? is that Mariah Carey, sorry dont know her nicknames. But you suggesting that she is best ever? Not even close.


    Well call me maybe is good song, because it came so popular. I mean for majority it is. Im not fan of that song either.

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  81. Umm giving standing ovation isnt liking? You really dont get that facial expression what she did. lol

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  82. Charice's name shouldnt even be mentioned. Shes just average

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  83. Then explain the number one singles "Barbie Girl", "Bob the Builder" ect ect, so you equate sales into meaning that a song is "good"....erm no.

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  84. It's completely subjective...

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  85. http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m632v5qHbH1rqfhi2o1_400.gif

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  86. She's not the best ever, but she has the best voice from the 90's till today.

    I didn't mean to say she'd never develop her own style; I meant that because she sings by MIMICRY she doesn't have one. If she continues to, she never will.

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  87. She's copying JHud's cutting tone (which, as far as I can tell, is different from her own.) She even has some of JHud's shrillness.

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  88. Easy to explain. Song can be good even if you dont think so lol. Its just not good in your opinion. But for majority opinion it is good.

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  89. Cant agree with you on that one. She dont have best voice from 90's till today. But thats just my opinion hehe. Never been fan of her voice really. But sure she can sing

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  90. Well anyways she did loved that performance. As did majority of people.

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  91. Ummm i would say she have talent and have done lots of work and lets hope she will have luck too.

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  92. You're grasping at straws now. there is no way Barbie Girl is good.

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  93. She technically does. Statistically, I mean. She has a five octave range, extreme vocal agility and flexibility, and a truckload of power. She was the best vocalist. Nobody else came close. Try to name one (and don't say Jessica lol cause it's def not true.)

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  94. Well yeah in my opinion too its not good at all. All i try to say is, that song can still be good even if me or you or stuey dont like it :)

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  95. Lol Reiko we are wasting our time with this clearly deluded individual...

    http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m7ey7zoFB61r7l7dx.gif

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  96. It's not subjective, really. Whether or not a song is good doesn't depend on your opinion. I love 'Barbie Girl' to death (especially now that Lene has improved her vocals) but I know it isn't a good song. It doesn't demonstrate good artistry or songwriting- it's just sexual innuendos and a catchy tune. On the other hand, I abhor 'My Heart Will Go On', but I recognize it was a good song. Even if you feel that the song is good, it doesn't mean that it's GOOD.

    Also, that isn't what you were saying. You said that majority opinion rules. That is... no. Majority opinion indicates a lot of things (such as trends and marketability) but it is in no way a reliable assessment on whether or not something is 'good'.

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  97. Hmmm and Even if you feel some song isnt good, it doesnt mean that its BAD. Ofcourse its matter of opinion if song is good or not. Theres no any code or rules for song being good or not. So it really is matter of an opinion.

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  98. Me and Reiko are having conversation, so its not wasting time. Seems that youre wasting everybodys time with these nonsense posts lol

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  99. I was assuming you meant good artistry, and there are certainly standards for that. Unless you were referring to something else?

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  100. Yes there are standards for good songwriting and yes there are bad songs as in badly written. No, it is not just a matter of opinion. Hence we have such a thing as Songwriters Hall of fame and Ivor Novello songwriter award, Grammy for songwriting etc etc etc.


    Besides which, though everybody may have an opinion...some are simply right and some are wrong. ;)
    You in this case are very wrong.

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  101. Nonsense posts?!? Please refer back to my deluded comment! Possibly add mentally challenged and we will be somewhere close to analysing your "views".

    All you have done here is make statements based on your own personal opinion which holds zero factual foundation.

    The majority of the population (generally speaking) does not actually buy music that is in the charts, thus making any statement about making a song "good" based on a chart placement totally unfounded and ridiculous. The average amount of sales it takes to make a single number one (here in the UK) is approx 40,000 to 80,000 shipments. Based on a population whole of around 64,000,000 your argument not only falls completely flat but is laughable at best.

    So now I have come with facts why dont you respond with something of substance rather than type with the kind of response expected from a child....lol indeed ;)

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  102. Hmmm i guess you didnt get what i meant. I meant your two posts where you put these nonsense icons. Not referring to your other posts.



    All i was saying is, that if you say 'Barbie Girl' isnt a good song, it doesnt mean that it couldnt be a good song. I personally think it sucks.


    And ofcourse music is based on our own opinions. It truly just is matter of opinion if song is good or not. If someone thinks barbie girl is a great song, then in his/her opinion it is.

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  103. But who selects award winners. Persons does. So basically it is a matter of opinion/opinions. Just saying... ;). But i do get what you mean.


    And in my point of view, youre wrong ;). See...its matter of opinion :)

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  104. Sorry im getting confused already that what we were talking about at start :). English isnt my language so i might not get all words and its quite hard to try to explain myself in english.

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  105. Yeah dude, and if in your opinion 1+1=5, no doubt 1+1=5 because everything is but individual opinion.And any math teacher saying differently, wellll, that's just his opinion and he is a person same as you.
    It does not , when you then endlessly argue that "opinion", mean at all that you are being a sad and/or delusional twit. Nope not AT ALL!

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  106. And do you also have a little problem scrolling back? Or reading your own damn comments over? I think by now it is clear you are just trolling here.

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  107. "Nonsense icons"? You mean those things most call letters? No doubt in your "opinion" those are nonsense. /s

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  108. And clearly you didnt understand what i meant. No need to be sarcastic or mean.

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  109. Are you seriously comparing math to music? Oh well sorry but wont even bother to comment back to you Opie Ever after this message. That compare you tried to make dont make any sense.

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  110. Seriously what is your problem Opie? My profile? I dont even have a profile here. And its clear that you started trolling now. Anyways i was just answering to Reiko, so shouldnt concern you in anyway. But instead you start trolling. I dont know if youre just an idiot or trolling. Anyways have a nice life Opie.

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  111. How about Charice's rendition of And I Am Telling You.

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  112. One the below comment she looks like a horse trying to eat an apple through a fence 

    hackwilson.blogspot.com/2012/05/jennifer-holiday-hideous-performance-on.html 

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  113. What a racket! Especially when they sing together. Even the harmonies are indistinguishable due to all the heavy vibrato.

    Sorry DD but I prefer the Jennifer Hudson version. I hate 'roaring' and growling when singing unless it's used very very sparingly. Jennifer Holliday looks and sounds like she's constipated for most of this performance. Seriously, pass the Dulcolax.

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  114. LOL! Yah, i get the feeling a lot of people prefer a less...aggressive style of singing. I personally love the way she sings, but I've only ever heard her sing that one song, and in the context of the play itself.

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  115.  To me she sounded much the same here as in the video you posted in the Whitney's last recordings article

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  116. She's better than Jessica Sanchez.

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  117. I would be scared too if I was being barked and growled at

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  118. i like regine's rendition http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DngdVHdQWbs

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  119. Try A Little Tenderness on Idol ..... You're all I Need To Get By at the Democratic Convention also ....

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  120. And oh youre so wrong.

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  121. Me too. I dont think this writer have wrote anything positive about this girl.

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  122. And oh please back your statement with proof.

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  123. LOL Didn't even see this gif till now but loving it. Angie is cool! :-)

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