[UPDATE: I am so PEEVED. This post was removed from my blogger account, without any warning. Not only was it deleted- thank God I managed to find a cached version of the site to copy the content again- but there wasn't even a reason given. I am just going to assume it was removed because of the video, and SOMEONE not liking it being out there, so I shall remove that part of the post. If this gets deleted again, then I can only take that as an infringement of my right to free speech because there is no copyright issues going on here, just discussion. I really need to move away from Blogger]
Can someone please explain to me what happened to Cheryl's voice during her performance of Call My Name at the Stand Up To Cancer telethon.
It's my (completely uninformed) understanding that if you mime/lip-sync to a backing, the vocals and the music are mixed into the same audio track. I mean, what would be the point of recording the vocals separately and having a sound engineer/mixer be responsible for starting both tracks separately. It seems like a recipe for disaster.
But how else can we explain what happened to Cheryl's AWOL voice during the first half of the song? The microphone sounded to be switched on and working, as you could clearly hear her breathing, so it couldn't be because that malfunctioned.
I initially thought it might have been my television playing up, but Cheryl's face at the end of the vocal free performance said it all. She looked like she was ready to knock someone out! Davina, you had a lucky escape. If that camera wasn't on, I think you would have had it.
As I said, the "voice" did kind of kick-in halfway though. But was this the playback finally starting up? I don't think so. The quality of it makes me think this may have been Ms Cheryl finally biting the bullet and resigning to singing live. In all fairness, I have to say I'm actually surprisingly impressed with the voice that came out. It wasn't quite hitting the notes, but it was still way better than I thought it would have been AND she was doing some full on choreography...
Who am I kidding, I just feel quite sorry for her...poor Cheryl. First that awful Girls Aloud single [Review here] and now this.... Bless the crowd though, they were still loving it. Vocal or not.
Anybody else have any theories as to what the F*** was going on here?