Christina Aguilera has been called the "Voice of a generation" by various media outlets and award ceremonies--but do we know why? It's all well and good giving a title to someone, but I've always felt it to be kind of redundant when no accompanying explanation was ever offered as to why they chose the singer they did.
With that in mind, I've been wanting, for the longest time (seriously, it's been so long in the making that my original title was going to be "Which Diva under 30 is the voice of our generation?"- and that was when Beyonce and Christina fell within that catchment age), to create a post that delved a little deeper into what exactly makes a singer worthy of such a title; all while offering up some other singers as potential contenders for the crown.
|(I'm sure you Christina fans are thinking that right about now, but it would be really helpful to hear why you think she deserves to retain the crown.)|
But before I get to writing that post, I'd like to hear from you lovely people first! What do you think the criteria should be for judging who the voice of this generation is? Do you think it should be based on success? A singer's technique? Or could it be their range that is most important? Whatever you think, I'd like to hear it. I'd also like to know which Diva you think ultimately deserves the title, as well as something negative about said Diva's voice (just to weed out the unobjective Stans).
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Some videos to get you all thinking: