Monday 22 August 2016

[Q&A] Could Selena Gomez Be The Next Whitney Houston?

Everyone has an email address, me included. And since it's out there for all to hit me up on (heeeeey!), it's inevitable that I get questions sent to me regarding Divas. So as of today, I'll be posting my answers to some of these questions under the new heading of Q&A.

Sometimes they'll be in-depth. Sometimes they'll be flippant. But one thing they'll always be, is posted with the mailer's consent.

If you want to ask me a question for this segment, you can do so @Divadevotee on Twitter, or via email [].

Today's Question:
Selena Gomez is god and I love her voice. People say it's not that good but I think it's better than Demi Lovato and could be like Whitney if she made it stronger. You think she can do this?

My first reaction to the question was:

Followed by:

There must be an element of trolling going on here, but for the life of me I don't understand why anyone would waste their time emailing me if that was the case. Thus, I'll approach this somewhat seriously. Can Selena Gomez ever sound like Whitney Houston, I think is what you're asking. The answer: Barring Divine will or a faustian bargain, no. Never. If this:

could be turned into this:

Cassie Basic singers would have done it a long time ago, and Whitney wouldn't be the wonder of the world that she is.

That's not to say Selena couldn't improve her voice- improvements in pitch management, breath control, and support for the sound she produces is all needed. It's just that you need to be a realistic about to what extent training can impact her small voice. After all, you can't turn a tabby into a tiger.

Deal with what you have and love your Diva, strengths and weaknesses alike. It's what makes them unique!

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