Friday, 29 November 2013

[Free For All Friday]


In this scenario you guys are the cat and I am the box.....:-D



Free For All Friday! Brother's wedding this weekend so expect lean times to commence! But don't let that stop you guys from having a good ol' chinwag in the comments! Much Love XX

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161 comments:

  1. Interesting fact of the day: Ariana Grande is the Diva that currently generates the most traffic for the site....http://31.media.tumblr.com/e637a1a8f80cf8728fcc7c2b00cc8912/tumblr_mw2lqdYZ4n1r62d6to1_500.gif

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  2. Interesting Fact of The day: Mariah Carey generates the most traffic for the site :)

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  3. For those who don't know I am a huge Elton John fan and he and Lady Gaga duet last night http://www.rickey.org/lady-gaga-elton-john-gaga-jets-artpop-video/ I like it but I felt slightly creeped out by how awkward Lady Gaga is

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  4. Christina hitting an effortless D6 on the voice :) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_ymnEyDCL4

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  5. LOL Are you sure? Because I'm not sure the comments are all that much regarding Ariana?

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  6. Kelly Clarkson on the Today Show this week. I am starting to warm up to this song. Thanks to this LIVE rendition

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX0b1BvE9Yw&list=PLFA747303BC815E47&index=14

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  7. So I was wondering, what's the guilty pleasure of people in this site? I mean, both musically and non-musically speaking. My musical guilty pleasure is Glee's cover of Fighter http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_ShNZgs_7M I get criticized for many reasons because of that (for listening to a Glee's song, for listening to a Christina Aguilera's song, because they think that Darren is not as good as Christina, for listening to a cover in general...) but everytime I listen to the song I get an adrenaline rush. Everything about it (lyrics, instrumental, delivery...) excites me and I think I can go through anything.


    About my non-musical guilty pleasure my pic can give you a hint about it: I'm a secretly fan of Pokemon. I know it's kinda weird that a 18 years old guy plays that game (I don't watch the show) but before going to be it kinda relaxes me to play one or two matches on-line.

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  8. LOL Oops sorry, wrong link. Here's the right one

    http://www.today.com/video/today/53668090#53668090

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  9. Interesting Fact Of The Day: the comparations between Ariana Grande and Mariah Carey generate the most traffic for the site lol

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  10. I think you posted the worng link

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  11. I don't believe in guilty pleasures but I used to get a lot of flac over liking Country music from my metal head friends. Especially more classic romantic country.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUk510nU5os

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  12. I did but I corrected it immediately. It's also a good performance though, that wrong link. ;-)

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  13. Well I don't really feel guilty of liking that cover (or any other Glee cover in general) but I was talking about those songs you listen to and get criticized by.

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  14. Yes, that would be songs like this Trisha song.
    I also get a huge amount of criticism from my sibling over traditional Bluegrass.
    Except amongst other Country fans, if you like Country music...you pretty much get criticized by fans of every other genre in music LOL

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  15. haha, is comparations British english or old English?

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  16. Actually I think it's a word I just made up because I didn't know what was the correct word in english xD

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  17. Both were great performances but I have to admit that I like Kelly's voice better (unlike Robin I prefer sopranos to mezzos), the song is also catchy as heel, but I think I prefer this one http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2OLbM2_Ymc

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  18. haha, I think it is a word but I can't find any 'real' dictionary that is cited that uses it after 1913 so it may have fallen out of favor. Sorry I love finding new words. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Comparation http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/comparation

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  19. Comparisons is more often used

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  20. Generally I find there are more sopranos than mezzos amongst my favorites but I do like some. I don't think I could decide on which voice I like better..Kelly or Alison. But their voices of course suit different songs best.
    I love Kelly's christmas album but have to admit, it's the traditional tunes on there I like most

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  21. I am 18 and playing Pokemon Y if that makes you feel better.

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  22. I think Underneath The Tree is my favorite new Christmas song this year but I have to agree with one of your comments above I love the classics best.

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  23. I actually thought you liked more mezzos because of the singers I recall you like, but I guess you're much more informed than me in your own likings lol About the album, I actually have just listened to a few songs of it, but that one kinda encourages me to "risk it all" :)

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  24. I'm 18 and play x. Don't have shame my friend.

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  25. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGQIxhA4Xb8#t=93 Thoughts?

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  26. What was your starter?

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  27. POPSTAR AHRI HERE

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  28. I, personally, love that cover and if I could, I'd marry Darren Criss right away ! I'm a 16 year old boy who watches Sailor Moon, but tbh I could care less about other people's opinion, Sailor Moon is the absolute sh** :D

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  29. Wow, check this young girl out!!


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ghq6zirOOnU

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  30. It's probably because of the singers I've lately talked about most. :-)

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  31. I'll let you love me admin.

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  32. Fennekin for life.

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  33. I chose Chespin though I kind of wanted Froakie

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  34. Here's what it sounds like live. It's a bit hard to hear with all the shouting and clapping but it mostly sounds decent https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BRKGmiWR5e8

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  35. @Hyman...

    Basically, at that time, there was a kind of 'self-inflicted segregation' being practiced by some (not all) African Americans, a way of reminding blacks that, "Hey, don't forget where you came from, you're still Black," which went side-by-side with the standard segregation of Blacks still being practiced by the wider community. Once the shock of Whitney's MONUMENTAL success wore off, the questioning of her "Blackness" and jealousies came out (to an extent, 'Crabs in a Barrel' mentality), and culminated in the ugly scene at the Soul Train awards. Whitney knew there was a racial component to the booing ("White-ney" Houston was her nickname for years). She knew it was about saying her music/she was not Black enough and that's why it hurt her, because she was just being who she was. To be perfectly, I don't think Whitney ever recovered from the pain that this incident caused.

    I think, at the time, it was difficult for many Black artists to accept that the landscape of popular music was changing. MJ's 'Thriller' was a GARGANTUAN commercial success and a great work, but I think many felt that it may have been a singular achievement in music, and it did not truly change music. When Whitney came along and broke out as a cross-over artist, I think that many pure R&B artists started to see that things were indeed changing in music, and they started to realize that they were not going to be riding the wave of the future. MJ demonstrated that music could be universal and could touch people without regard to race. When Whitney introduced her emotionally charged, gospel-infused pop, she hit the mother load. Her style of music had true universal appeal, across race, genres, age groups, nationalities, languages and cultures. It was a seismic shift that changed music forever, and people in the music industry knew it (and many were jealous), even if the fans and listners were slower to catch on. And it was recording artists and industry folks who were the people at the Soul Train awards who were the ones booing Whitney.

    When Whitney arrived, many Black people saw her as a "SISTER who could SANG", and viewed her as an R&B singer because that's how all black singers were labeled back then. Whitney had a diverse musical background and tastes, her mother sang background vocals for artists non-R&B artists such as Van Morrison and Elvis, and Dionne sang all of Burt Bacarach's Pop classics, so Whitney was exposed to the best of all music, not simply R&B. Whitney herself said her roots were gospel, not R&B. She was never strictly an R&B artist, whatever blacks may have wanted to believe at the time. And, as Whitney said, she had to feel a song in order to sing it. Whitney's first two albums are basically in the same Pop/R&B mold, with similar styles and follow the same formats, with a tweak here and there - she delivers the songs with complete conviction and purpose. So I don't think there's any doubt that the songs Whitney sang on her first two albums were her style, and not anybody else's (and there's not been anyone else to come close to her "style" in 25 years). It's just that once people (Black industry insiders as well as White insiders like Rolling Stone) saw that Whites also loved this Black artist, it became time to start to pick her music apart, not because it changed, but because in the warped view of the time, namely, if Whites also liked the music, it could not be called R&B.

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  36. Primo Uomo Assoluto29 November 2013 at 21:43

    Leona Lewis singing in soprano, from her new Christmas album.
    I must say, though it is not the best I've heard - and I've heard hundreds of versions of this song - and there are some technical issues...I think it's pretty decent. The sound of her voice reminds me of the vocal timbre of Charlotte Church and Sarah Brightman all in one, it has a warm yet light sound.

    http://song.urbanmusicdaily.net/?link=audiorok.com/3ua6ot0x568g

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  37. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbe-DFZtq0o http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1G_BylwII http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEAMp3CwdZY I love me some Cher, here are some performances of her song 'I Hope You Find It'

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  38. Pretty good video! Now there is straining, but it's obviously smaller than her other notes. My favorite note is the C#5 at 1:43 and the F#5 at 2:37

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJDXpvqLvLg&nofeather=True

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  39. I fucking love that song! It's true that the higher parts in the song are quite a turn-off (although the don't really sound autotuned to me, but simply incorrectly executed) but her lows sound amazing in here, and I love the ending runs as well.

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  40. Brandy rehearsing.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojTgk9yngB8

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  41. & that song in acapella.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3zLLMOkJ7s

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  42. Her runs/riffs are effortless.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-MdKzIvklI

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  43. I miss JoJo, it sucks that her record label is screwing her over.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wfr1mQYOeCw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MU6KBitGOvA

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7L4asElmK_w

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  44. Primo Uomo Assoluto30 November 2013 at 04:14

    The fact there's a video showing her "least strained notes"...I'll be laughing for a good 10 minutes :D

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  45. Primo Uomo Assoluto30 November 2013 at 04:16

    It is VERY auto-tuned, and I'm sure it's not because of Demi's intonation but simply stupidity from whoever produced the song. Nowadays it's expect that things have to be tightly pitch-corrected, especially kid's music. I love the song though, but I prefer Idina Menzel's version.

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  46. Lol yeah, that just shows how bad it can get. But atleast there is still hope.

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  47. Greninja looks absolutely baddass. I wanted to choose him but I wanted a blastoise more so I couldn't have 2 water types on my team.

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  48. That was my reasoning too I prefer squirtle and his line to chamander and his line

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  49. I have heard someone has found a way but haven't seen it so can't back up its validity.

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  50. It's a view. Can't say any or much of that played outside of the US.
    Also black artists achieved universal appeal way before Whitney came along.

    Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Sammy Davis jr, Rosetta Tharpe

    Here's Louis in performing in Europe (hell, my dad went to see Louis in here in Holland during that same tour)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tcD1ZTpgcw

    And Rosetta in Britain (talking about gospel infused pop music )

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SR2gR6SZC2M

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  51. Oh and not to forget Lena Horne and Ella Fitzgerald.

    Apologies for that first video btw. Saw too late it's one of those ratchet jobs where someone put album audio to live video material (and doesn't mention that in the description).

    Here's the real thing

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2juVVbQ408

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  52. Oh, you're absolutely correct in your sentiments.

    However, I am talking, specifically, about the 'Mainstream- Success' of 'Black musicians' in the 'U.S', of which was EXTREMELY small, prior to the 'Motown- 1960's' even for all of the aforementioned artists. You do know that 'Ray Charles, Rosetta Tharpe and Louis Armstrong' etc. were alive during raw- racially segregationist times? They may have been appreciated and played an important role in breaking the music industry's color barriers, per say, but they were still very limited in their success because of the overt- institutional racism they were facing at that time. There 'legacies' did not come into true fruition until years later.

    'Micheal Jackson' and 'Whitney Houston', during their primes were, undoubtedly, the most commercially successful Black artists of all time up to that point, on both a domestic and global scale, and still are to this very day.

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  53. I prefer Demi's version by far. I've never liked Idina's voice, she's too nasal and piercing, and I don't like the arrengements of the song either, they remind me too much of Defying Gravity :S

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  54. I am afraid the two are not mutually exclusive..universal appeal and racial inequality in part of the US.
    First off all "universal appeal" relates to appeal across genre,racial AND national borders.
    Said artists most certainly had universal appeal IN SPITE of US legal (and illegal) racial inequality.


    I think you fail to take into account mass media and the general ease of access when comparing the commercial success of Jackson and Houston with the commercial success of those artists I mentioned.

    The fact that a Louis Armstrong could sell out halls in Germany and the Netherlands ( and all over the world) was being as commercially successful as Whitney and Jackson were later and most definitely attests to his universal appeal.

    You are focusing on the US and keeping in mind racial inequality as an important factor but I think not looking at the whole picture.
    Everything in the days of Armstrong, Davis, Fitzgerald was different. Including the influence of the music industry. That was not the force it was today.

    I believe you are right in how some folks within the black community reacted to Whitney's success and career but I don't think you should confuse that with anything "universal". I think you are in fact talking about a small faction of the US black population only.
    I also , though I am not entirely sure, seem to remember Lena Horne and Sammy Davis jr getting similar responses from some?


    I also feel you were confusing giant commercial success ( on a scale few artists of any race achieved) with "universal appeal"

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  55. btw one should, when comparing the commercial success of Jackson/Houston to Armstrong/Davis/Fitzgerald, also keep in mind the significant chance in who had and was spending money on buying music. That used to be mostly working adults but by the time of Jackson/Houston had become teenagers.
    Which is one of the reasons I say you should not confuse commercial superhits with universal appeal.

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  56. 'Opie'... I think you should, once again, re-read my entire statement especially the second, hrid and fourth paragraphs.

    1. I was making a sole juxtaposition that related to the success of 'Whitney Houston', as a 'Corporate, Crossover- Pop/R&B' singer, and the 'Commercial Success/Universal appeal' that brought her, versus how many 'mis-informed' people within Black community felt towards her commercialized music and image which resulted in the crass booing of her at the 'Soul Train Awards'. To an extent, this was, primarily, a 'Black issue'.

    2. I understand your point in regards to 'Commercial Success & Universal Appeal', however, there is a slight similarity between the two although they are NOT 'mutually exclusive'. Whether one chooses to accept this as truth or not - 'Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Mel Torme', Judy Garland, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett & Bing Crosby' etc. were much more commercially successful in their time, thus 'universally appealing', in comparison to their Black counter-parts i.e: 'Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Sammy Davis Jr, Lena Horne, Billy Eckstine, Ray Charles and Louis Armstrong' of whom had a much harder time to succeed.


    3. Yes, both 'Louis Armstrong & Sammy Davis Jr' were called "Uncle Tom's" for years by many in the Black community, unfortunately. Also, it is widely known and reported that Louis and Ella only toured in Europe because they hated playing for audiences in North America and it was the only place in which there talents were truly appreciated, the same applies to 'Josephine Baker', but that doesn't mean that they didn't experience the same racial inequality/oppositions that the U.S brought. : - )

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  57. Primo Uomo Assoluto30 November 2013 at 11:48

    Yes, so me Idina has a similar voice type to Celine Dion :P
    I do like "Defying Gravity", I performed my first recital with that song, LOL.

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  58. Defying Gravity is pretty much the only Idina song I like. I know that Celine is also quite nasal but for some reason her nasality isn't as unappealing to me as Idina's (although I'm not really a fan of Celine either)

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  59. Primo Uomo Assoluto30 November 2013 at 13:46

    Celine's nasality goes in and out. A singer who has a real problem with nasality is Heather Headley though, I saw her performance of "I will always love you" and couldn't help laughing at how plugged nose sounded.
    On the other hand, mask resonance (on the sinuses) can be a great thing...such as with Barbra Streisand.

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  60. Christia performed candyman on jay leno two days ago, I found it pretty good but I am not that initiated to, you know, "the musical theory", so I would like some reviews -serious reviews please- thanks.

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/video-christina-aguilera-performs-tonight-2863969

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  61. Agreed. Charizard gets two different mega evolutions though. Blastoise is still badass though.

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  62. Okay - I may not be DivaDevotee, but I can judge. Hmm...based on Christina's performance habits from the past few years, she's singing notes up to about B4 with a much more open throat. Of course, thanks to her technique, the voice is going to be perpetually raspy until she uses proper cord closure and mixes better, for when she reached above B, her larynx shot up like a cork. I noticed she lipped the 'big' E5 belt at the end. Overall, this sounds like one of her performances from the 'Back to Basics' era, except less clogged into her throat, however, the damage she did between 2007 and now is also present.

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  63. Is Mariah going to perform any time soon?

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  64. God, Patti Labelle gives me goosebumps every time. Skip to 3:42

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPf6s8B-roI

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  65. Christina performed candyman on jay leno two days ago...Since I'm not really initiated to the "musical theory", I would like to have serious reviews because when it comes to me, I think she did a pretty good job....

    http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/video-christina-aguilera-performs-tonight-2863969

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  66. Thanks, but are you sure the belt at the end is lipped? I was really hopping it wasn't because I think I've heard a little rasp in it, which I don't think she had in her back to basics era. Anyway, thanks very much.

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  67. It's lipped. Christina is rarely if ever able to pull of sustained E5s, especially lately. It's not the studio recording, so it may be recently recorded, but her body didn't have any of the physical signs that she was belting. You'll notice that when she belts (even earlier in the same performance), her entire face tenses up immensely, and her midsection tenses up a LOT. It's also pitch-perfect and doesn't lost any breath support as she goes down the scale, which to me screams studio recording. Everything else, though, was live.

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  68. A little old song, but was said to be the best of norwegian pop in years when it came out, and I never stopped listening to it. The lyrics are SO hunting and clever. The "god has left me anyway, Is so.. Freaking fitting for the theme of the song! Which is about prostitues.. The voice is a little .. Annoying when she goes higher. But it kinda fits the song perfect so yeah :)

    Please take a listen ;) I believe it's worth it

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgAMh7s-q_k

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  69. man, Whitney made her NAME by using the girl next door image to promote herself. YEARRRRRRRRRRRRRRS later, the whole world saw who she REALLY was. I don't think the cracky Whitney would sell a single if she started at the mature age.

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  70. The lady is a vocal mammoth, she overpowered em all...

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  71. Yeah, except when your sinuses are full of mucus and you can't resonate a shit, just like me right now u.u I'm starting to think I may have a problem with them because I live in a constant sinusitis and it gets even worse in winter (you could fart on my face right now and I wouldn't smell anything lol).

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  72. VERY RARE FOOTAGE:

    Mariah Carey being perfectionist since the start. During the taping of "Fantasy" concert, she performed "Vision of love" twice, just because the drummer "lost himself" by the end of the song. The audience had the privilege to hear Mariah belting out twice. Oh! I wish I was there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pExQrdah060

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  73. LMAO.

    Well, in that case, we could use your very same argument to say 'let's NOT act nor pretend that Tommy Mottolla didn't implement that very same "Girl Next Door" image in order to "promote" Ms. Carey at the beginning of her career - between 1990 - 1996'.

    It wasn't until the 'Butterfly'- era (Circa. 1997+) that we saw Mariah for who "she really was".

    I love them both but Mariah, being the 'racially ambiguous' Woman that she was, during her early years, never directly faced/experienced the same opposition that Whitney did and, thus, her chances of 'universal appeal and commercial success' were much more fluent.

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  74. man, you're so lost. Mariah's been facing oppositions since the start, and until now, just because she - in their eyes - is the white chic trying to sound black. Black artists are much more respected.

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  75. Dec. 3, at Rockfeller Center according to Spotify. I think its that Christmas thing they do but not a 100 percent sure.

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  76. I didn't care for her in this performance that much, though it is funny to look at Pink when they are singing after she comes down the stairs and how she belts over Christina.

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  77. She actually taped Vision of Love 3 times, another because she messed up the intro.

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  78. I always preferred the Fire Starters

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  79. That's a shame, because a lot of these were still strained as hell lol But that 2nd D5 in Burlesque was pretty damn good. Still a fan of her voice in general, though.

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  80. Hey, if it makes you feel better, I didn't stop watching Disney 'til the middle of my Junior year in high school. So that's what? A Year and some months ago haha. Embrace that inner child!


    Yugio and Pokemon, though? After first generation I quit lol

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  81. To much firefighting types though.

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  82. A lot of people do, I myself always play it through with a grass type even though I have liked the water type more on several occasions

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  83. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 02:43

    I heard it and it was AWFUL :D shameful I'd say.

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  84. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 02:51

    Christina's performance of "Candyman" on Jay Leno this week. It's AWFUL, I'd even say SHAMEFUL. The note at 1:33 is cringe-worthy and then at 2:33 it's like an animal being tortured. Then the long belted note is lipped. Poor woman, the voice is a wreck.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2_3EYOY5Xw

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  85. Well, at least she got to the E above middle C LOL!

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  86. I enjoyed it in the worst possible way. She's given so many bad performances in recent memory that this actually came off as impressive to me. I definitely noticed some of the lipped parts. But I was slightly glad that her choreography wasn't too horrendous.

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  87. I'm jealous of them. Lemme know if you ever find out that it's legit lol.

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  88. As I understood it Coleman, you were saying Whitney was criticized by some black people for being too white but that this dissipated with her huge worldwide commercial success (which you equated with representing "universal appeal" ) ?


    I had the impression you were accrediting Whitney also with this not going on that much today, this calling successful artists "too white"


    I am challenging that view by pointing out other artists way before Whitney suffered the same.
    I also like to point out a case could be made this finally accepting Whitney as "black enough" could also have been influenced as much by her marrying bad boy rapper and definitely considered
    black enough" Bobby Brown?


    And also like to point out that times have changed to such an extent for black people in the US that such critics are now focusing on white artists "appropriating black culture" rather than Black artist "appropriating white culture too much" for their liking.


    I'd also say the only cultural change which can be accredited to Whitney is that "belting for belting alone" has become to many audiences and, sadly imo, singers, some kind of singing standard.
    Personally I mourn the many singers who fell victim to that idea. ;-)

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  89. Some of it was lipped? You're lying! lol

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  90. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 09:03

    She lipped it :P one would think that being the "voice of our generation" and a "powerhouse vocalist" and "having 15 years in the industry and still going strong", she would have learned an E5 better than that. It's not like it's hard...lower/heavier voices like Anastacia still can hit G#5 even after aggressive cancer treatment, and Christina struggles for E5? LOL.

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  91. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 09:05

    Are you serious? there were some horrendously off notes

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  92. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 09:12

    Ewwww. I don't have waste organs, I'm a pretty princess pony :)

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  93. You just killed me xD

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  94. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 10:05

    Me

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vF1-PL0CMM0

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  95. WOW. You really have problem with her, don't you? You bash her literally in every post related to her. LOL. Seriously did she refuse to take a pic with you or something?

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  96. Primo Uomo Assoluto1 December 2013 at 13:43

    I don't have a problem with her :) I don't like or dislike musicians based on their personality and looks, that's what basic, double IQ digits people do. I'm more evolved than that. My only problem with her is that her team and I have hyped her as "the voice of our generation" when she is far from it. Due to this campaign of disinformation, a generation of kids have grown up believing that singing powerfully means screaming, growling/grunting/choking like an animal in pain. Or that soulful singing means running up and down RANDOM notes. That, for me as a musician, is an insult and a crime against music.

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  97. haha ok I will

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  98. Congrats to your brother for tying the knot! I wish him well.

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  99. U asshole. If you were a little bit smart and really knew the song, you'd understand that the drummer missed the first beat of the song, after Mariah's runs. That's why she stopped... he didn't give her the note.

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  100. Yes, but mostly above B4. Even though the improvement is slight, if not negligible, it is present in a more open-throated approach to her chest voice (didn't help her much when she went into what should be mixed voice, but there you go). The second she tried to sing an E5, everything went wrong, flat, and off. But to be fair, that was also the case during the 'Back to Basics' era.

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  101. Yeah, as much as I love Christina (studio Christina) it is pitiful that there's a video showing a singer's "less crappy" vocals. By the way, didn't she go out of tune at that C#5 of "Oh mother" at 1:42? (not the C#5 itself, but the part right before it)

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  102. Amen, she is so overrated, I can't believe that Rolling Stones listed her as a better vocalist than Mariah Carey, Patti Labelle, Cher, Alanis and many more...

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  103. How can anyone not LOVE this woman?? Her voice is unique, her talent is unique, her creativity is unique, SHE IS UNIQUE....Artists nowadays find it hard to stay relevant for a couple of years but she did it for 6 decades: WOW

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  104. The song is good yes :D. And OMG girl stole my creepy dolls for the videos ;). It sounds tightly pitch corrected yes but imo not more than her latest album.

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  105. Saw her name before and felt like sharing this amazing performance #Donnalove http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2kphi_donna-summer-dim-all-the-lights-liv_music

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  106. Yeah, that's the sad part Lol...I would KILL for her to get true vocal training. She could have a monster voice

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  107. Yeah she sounded a bit sharp on the second "NEVER". I don't know if that's studio, but it sounds live, so it's nothing I can really cry over.

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  108. Wait, she LIPPED the E5, which was terribly strained anyway? I thought 'cause it was strained that it was live LOL! How do you know?

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  109. Oh jeez. I'm still learning vocally but after five years of private voice I'm pretty sure i could teach christina a thing or two.

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  110. Who couldn't? lol

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  111. She's got a monstrous voice, she just has neanderthal-like technique lol

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  112. I love the ring of your name you're the ying of my yang I'm talkin' 'bout tyin' the know, WHEW!


    I couldn't help myself ;3 lol

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  113. One of my many favourite Whitney covers, if not, my favourite of them all.

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  114. Primo Uomo Assoluto2 December 2013 at 01:28

    They also listed Bob Dylan in top 20 even though his sense of pitch has always been questionable, and they left out Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland, Barbra Streisand, etc.

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  115. RS lists are always ridiculous. I think on purpose so. That way they draw more attention/readers.

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  116. I find this charity work of beyonce so distateful. i get that she's a self-centered woman, that's fine by me but this "#beygood" just twist my stomach, i wanna puke! she's helping people and also promoting herself just to be relevant arghhh!!!! Is she becoming a politician now? if you wanna help just help! telling everyone you're a good person because you're donating or something is just wrong!! whatever, i think this is so ridiculous!

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  117. Primo Uomo Assoluto2 December 2013 at 15:10

    Today would be my main Diva's 90th birthday, here is a score animation I made some years ago showcasing what I believe to be the greatest vocal performance by anyone EVER. The aria is "D'amore al dolce impero" from the opera Armida by Rossini, it is a kamasutra of vocal virtuosity, using a 2.5 octave range that goes up and down, with immensely intricate vocalizations.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSZOSTkCWNA

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  118. you don't need an expert just to say that that was beyond awful!

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  119. yeah i agree she lipped it. she's now turning like mariah. she should practice lipping cause she will do lots of that in the future

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  120. It's gonna need something to jump start her career because she's pretty much forgotten now.

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  121. i stopped playing pokemon after the 3rd generation

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  122. How was Mariah's last perfromance??????

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  123. Can I just say that I'm TERRIBLY disappointed by Simple Plan's new mini-album? I get that they didn't have much time because they've recorded it while being on tour but hell, they've managed to create the worst seven songs of her history and put them toghether in one album. The instrumental is just the mainstream electronic sound every other artist uses (and which has nothing to do with their style) and Pierre's vocals are just full of autotune. What happened to the band that created amazing songs like these?

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQ7oqmikZDQ

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RUi54JTgL5s

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  124. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=548793395213318&set=a.339572746135385.78590.334951973264129&type=1&theater
    Do you agree guys?

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  125. They will air tonight on NBC at 8 but there are pics of her costume

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  126. True, but she's still really young & "Disaster" got over 11 million views & over 160,000 downloads which seems fine for a forgotten artist. "Demonstrate" could have been a hit but due to Blackground's lack of promotion and them owing so much money to other people, she can't get back in the game. She's sueing Blackground and hopefully everything turns out good for her.

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  127. It seems crazy to tear someone down just to lift someone else up, it really doesn't help cause if anything may have the opposite effect.

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  128. DD, could you maybe do a review on Britney Jean :) ?

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  129. Well, even though I like her, her old songs have been raped by me to the point where looking at the title makes me feel nauseous. I NEED NEW STUFF, WOMAN. Hope she releases something worthy soon. :|

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  130. Anouk showing once again how it's done. (and teaching the audience that you don't clap your hands along at certain moments)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwAa3_rkZ6U

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  131. COLEMANISAFAKE!!9 December 2013 at 02:23

    "COLEMAN" IS A FAKE! LOOL !!! (yourSoSad)

    LEONARDO TAIWO IS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE

    NOTHING SAID BY THIS CREEP ABOUT LEONARDO IS TRUE! (SoFunny) LOL

    HE DOES NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT ON THIS SITE

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    http://leonardospage.tumblr.com/

    XXXx MWAH

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  132. COLEMANISAFAKE!!9 December 2013 at 02:24

    "COLEMAN" IS A FAKE! LOOL! ! (yourSoSad)

    LEONARDO TAIWO IS A GREAT FRIEND OF MINE

    NOTHING SAID BY THIS CREEP ABOUT LEONARDO IS TRUE! (SoFunny) LOL

    HE DOES NOT HAVE AN ACCOUNT ON THIS SITE

    FEEL FREE TO CONTACT THE REAL HIM ON TUMBLR

    http://leonardospage.tumblr.com/

    XXXx MWAH

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  133. Master session with Alison Krauss and Dr Thomas Cleveland followed by a panel discussion moderated by Renee Fleming.
    http://www.kennedy-center.org/explorer/videos/?id=A83026

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  134. I know right! Let It Go is my favourite from the whole soundtrack and I was so surprised to see it was Idina who was singing.

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  135. She's amazing!!! To those people saying she is not and she's awful, y'all better check those ears. Maybe you don't really know about music or you have impacted cerumen on your ears.

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  136. Agreed - there is a brittle tone to her voice that annoys the crap outta me - there's no depth there. Broadway is one thing, but doing straight jazz? Mmm, no. I'm less concerned with technique - perfect is BORING - I want to hear someone who makes me FEEL.

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  137. I just watched Frozen. Her voice was the only one out of the entire cast's voice that stood out in a negative way. She is nasal, grating, hard, and 'Let it Go' sounds really harsh and very 'flat' rather than sweet (like Kristen Bell's beautiful voice) in a Disney music/animation. I hate her voice! I'm sure she's technically very good but her voice is dreadful and shouty and twangy, as pointed out below. I think her voice is not that good for emoting unless she's doing pure power and intensity. Otherwise it just feels flat and shouted. e.g. Defying Gravity and Take me or Leave me.

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  138. I would describe her more as an alto, with the belt of a soprano. She sits very comfortably in her lower range, but still has power in the belt. And then of course beyond the belt there's her 'pretty' head voice, which really I'm not sure she can alter very much.

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  139. She is a soprano. In the movie rent her lesbian lover was a solid mezzo, and they sang a duet together Idina was singing the soprano counterparts.

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  140. Yes, but in Glee's version of "I dreamed a dreamed" she sings with Lea Michele (Soprano) and you can clearly hear that her tone is darker and heavier. It may be because her voice is more mature, but she could also be a ligh lyric mezzo.

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  141. she could be a lyric mezzo instead of a dramatic one. Being a mezzo is the vocal range not necessarily the timbre of the voice

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  142. Lea michelle tries to be like barbara S. too much. She doesnt have her own style of singing. I think Lea has a whiny voice by the way she releases her air at the end of a phrase and the way she breathes before she sings. It all sounds the same and it really isnt that impressive.

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  143. This is true but the voice also changes as you age so whether she kept singing that way she wouldnt be in the business anymore for improper technique which would have resulted in damamged vocal chords. No more singing after that for sure.

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  144. yeay! finally someone who doesnt like her voice too~*+

    i HATE her voice in 'Let It Go'. seriously seriously SERIOUSLY WHY DID SHE ALLOWED TO SCREAM like that?
    i love ALL 'let it go's covers because i hate her version of the song.
    i had to cover my ears when i watched Frozen in cinema.

    i'm not a professional sound check person thingie, i'm just a random people who prefer light suitable beautiful voice without any deep understanding on how vocal chords work.
    [this comment will create chaos and drama]

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  145. Primo Uomo Assoluto2 March 2014 at 14:21

    Powerful women don't sing with "sweet voices", that going as far back as opera and musical theater. The strong women are belters with less than pretty voices.

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  146. Nicolet Foster3 March 2014 at 09:50

    But a soprano can sound darker and heavier when reaching for a lower note.


    But the story is in her high notes... She is a piercing lyric soprano.


    Her low notes are way to foggy and airy to even be a solid mezzo anything.

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  147. Nicolet Foster3 March 2014 at 09:54

    I don't actually see her even being a soprano belter...


    She is a mixed head voice type of girl that resonates in a piercing quality that can sound like a belt...


    Belting comes from a different place of the body.


    But no she is most def a soprano... And no when she tries to sing low she sounds like she struggles too much. "Love her or leave her" But that piercing quality to her soprano voice is what makes her Idina.

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  148. She's shouty and pitchy. If you "really know about music" you'll hear that she has a lot of pitch issues. Just Youtube "worst defying gravity".

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  149. Primo Uomo Assoluto7 June 2014 at 01:35

    I think it's perhaps because she herself said one of her main vocal inspirations was Barbra Streisand. And a lot of people in the AA community didn't like that she was going in a more commercial, less "niche" genre.

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  150. Primo Uomo Assoluto7 June 2014 at 01:40

    Performance was decent, but the sound was really bad

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  151. Primo Uomo Assoluto7 June 2014 at 01:40

    What exactly about this merited a "WOW"?
    Good, decent.

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  152. Really? I think that cover is worth a "wow". I don't know about you, but I could definitely not sing like that when I was in her age.

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  153. Oh, Whitney...

    How I miss you so. : - (

    What a POWERHOUSE she was. Her voice was so beautiful.

    I was reading a biography of hers and I found out that she was booed at the 1989 soul train awards... I cannot believe that some Black people, in her prime thought, that was a 'sellout', 'sounded too white' and 'never sang with soul'. What happened? Does anybody know the full extent as to why?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VlLvrtYbzY

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  154. Primo Uomo Assoluto7 June 2014 at 01:40

    I'm loving the song, from the soundtrack of Disney's new movie "Frozen"
    But whoever tuned her vocals should be charged with crimes against humanity
    It's so fucking warbly and "Cher-effect" I can't even! I doubt she was so far off pitch that they couldn't make it sound more natural.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHue-HaXXzg

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  155. Glad to know I'm not the only 16 year old here. But I don't really get guilty of any of my pleasures. I just indulge in it all, shameless.

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  156. Augh. I've yet to get Pokemon X/Y, and I just really don't wanna buy a new DS for it either, as I'll be too busy to play any other games. I'm still waiting for my friend to find me a way to play it online haha.

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  157. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuIWaH4Q6ws
    Has anyone given Tamar's Winter Loverland album a listen? I havent given it a thorough listen yet, but I particularly liked this track. Perfect combination of Tamar's rachetness with sisterly harmony. :)

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