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Susan Boyle 'Not a good singer' Oh.
Mirror ^ | 4-16-09 | Rob Leigh

Posted on 04/18/2009 10:49:47 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer

Britain's Got Talent: Susan Boyle is not a very good singer, calm down everybody


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: singer; susanboyle; youtube
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Oh, I thought I enjoyed her singing...what a rube I must be
1 posted on 04/18/2009 10:49:47 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Art is what you like. If you don’t like this kind of art, then go back to the punk rockers or rappers you feel most affinity to.


2 posted on 04/18/2009 10:52:48 AM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Former MSM Viewer

That is one person’s opinion. Ignore the “man behind the curtain” and make your own decision on whether or not she is a good singer.

JoMa


3 posted on 04/18/2009 10:53:36 AM PDT by joma89
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To: Former MSM Viewer

She doesn’t fit the mold. Beautiful voice though.


4 posted on 04/18/2009 10:53:40 AM PDT by allmost
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I’m glad we have intellectual-types to tell us when we dont know what we are supposed to think.

By the way, check out her version of “Cry me a River”

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/videogaga/16130/susan-boyle-hype-revitalizes-10-year-old-cover


5 posted on 04/18/2009 10:54:27 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

So, the ignorant arrogant pontificators have struck again . . .

that old collectivist mentality that ignorant arrogance knows what’s best for the serfs and slaves? Sheesh.

Susan has

MORE VOICE

and

CHARACTER

than that clueless diatriPe ever thought of having.


6 posted on 04/18/2009 10:55:16 AM PDT by Quix (POL Ldrs quotes fm1900 2 presnt: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/religion/2130557/posts?page=81#81)
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To: Brilliant; Former MSM Viewer
If you don’t like this kind of art, then go back to the punk rockers or rappers you feel most affinity to.

Is that just a strawman assumption or do you have evidence of such affinity?

Just making stuff up is kind of childish, don't you think?

7 posted on 04/18/2009 10:56:06 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

She has a great set of pipes.

Pray for America


8 posted on 04/18/2009 10:56:14 AM PDT by bray (Join the Rebel Republican Movement!)
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Susan Boyle 'Not a good singer'

Vincent van Gogh was not a good artist. There, that settles it. Nobody else's opinion matters.

9 posted on 04/18/2009 10:58:30 AM PDT by Isabel C.
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To: Brilliant

A great voice from a face made for radio.


10 posted on 04/18/2009 11:00:47 AM PDT by truemiester ((If the U.S. should fail, a veil of darkness will come over the Earth for a thousand years))
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To: Former MSM Viewer

He HAS so be a UK Socialist. Can’t BEAR to give praise....where praise is most CERTAINLY due. In other words....he couldn’t do it, himself, so he has to act like a 6 yr old on the playground who runs to the teacher complaining that Suzy has a bigger cookie than he....and he wants it.

Sour grapes. Typical.


11 posted on 04/18/2009 11:01:16 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (The smallest minority on earth is the 'individual'.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Anyone ever tell this person they aren’t a good writer?


12 posted on 04/18/2009 11:01:48 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: humblegunner

“Is that just a strawman assumption or do you have evidence of such affinity?”
“Just making stuff up is kind of childish, don’t you think?”

I think they have as much right to make their assumptions and voice their opinions as you have the right to make YOUR assumptions. I understand that not everyone is as smart asd intelligent as some think they are, but neither do we have to allow someone to try to initimidate us because of our opinion as to what is or is not good music. And, for the record, I think hip hop and rap are—well, they rhyme with rap.


13 posted on 04/18/2009 11:01:51 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Forgiveness is not my strong suit, but I'm trying . . .)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Absolutely beautiful! Thanks so much for posting the link!


14 posted on 04/18/2009 11:06:08 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Obama's not the anti-Christ, but is making the way for him as John the Baptist did for Jesus.)
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To: righttackle44; Brilliant; Former MSM Viewer
I understand that not everyone is as smart asd intelligent as some think they are, but neither do we have to allow someone to try to initimidate us because of our opinion as to what is or is not good music. And, for the record, I think hip hop and rap are—well, they rhyme with rap.

Yes, fine, but that does not answer my question.

It was stated by Brilliant that Former MSM Viewer could "go back to the punk rockers or rappers you feel most affinity to."

Have either of you evidence of this affinity or did you just make it up?

15 posted on 04/18/2009 11:09:41 AM PDT by humblegunner (Where my PIE at, fool?)
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To: humblegunner

Humble, I ignored the insinuation...

Theres a comedian here in Houston that does a bit about his fav music - “Country rap...I call it C.R.A.P.”


16 posted on 04/18/2009 11:14:42 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
I felt that her version of "Cry me a River" was better than "I Dreamed a Dream". On BGT, she displayed great ability, but I didn't feel she showed as much control or projection on the lower end of her voice range as she did on the high end.

I think a lot of the effect with the BGT video is that everyone's reaction goes from a rolled-eyes "Sheesh!" to a raised-eyebrows "Holy Crap!". Now that she won't have that surprise factor going for her anymore, people might pay attention to where she may have weaknesses. Then again, because of the "feel good story" angle though, maybe not.

17 posted on 04/18/2009 11:15:14 AM PDT by Wissa (I despise the liberal media.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer
She's not a trained singer, but it sounds like she's got some natural talent.
18 posted on 04/18/2009 11:15:18 AM PDT by x
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To: Former MSM Viewer
Remember when Paul Potts arrived on the scene? I do. And I remember what a sensation he was but professional opera critics had nothing but sneers for him.

I guess they were too busy teabagging to realize that he was an A-M-A-T-E-U-R singer.....you know, not professionally trained.

The 'smart' set will, of course, listen to this silly little author and ignore their lying ears.

19 posted on 04/18/2009 11:16:38 AM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: joma89

“That is one person’s opinion. Ignore the “man behind the curtain” and make your own decision on whether or not she is a good singer”

I haven’t seen her, except for the snippet that was on the news but I liked what I heard. A good singer is someone who can “touch” you with a song, they don’t need training to do that, but they will mostly improve with training and experience. Elvis and the Beatles were well into their careers before they were accomplished artists.

Arthur Smith (Dueling Banjos) told a story of working with Bob Wills on a recording a session, when someone came in and wanted them to listen to a demo tape. After listening to the tape, Wills said, hell the boy can’t even keep time .... that demo was by Hank Williams.


20 posted on 04/18/2009 11:17:11 AM PDT by Peter Horry (Never were abilities so much below mediocrity so well rewarded - John Randolph)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

She is not a good singer, she is a great singer and with proper lessons and training she is going to be an exceptional singer making millions of dollars a year and performing all over the world.


21 posted on 04/18/2009 11:19:03 AM PDT by Jmouse007 (tot)
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To: allmost

And Barbra Streisand is such a beauty!!


22 posted on 04/18/2009 11:19:07 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: x; Wissa

I read that she has had voice lessons in the past. Also, I think the reason people are talking about her voice range on the lower end of the scale is because you can’t hear her that well at times during the video. Perhaps her projection can be improved. The audience was very loud at times. :~)


23 posted on 04/18/2009 11:22:18 AM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

This person obviously has heard her rendition of Cry Me a River.


24 posted on 04/18/2009 11:22:57 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I would buy that song!


25 posted on 04/18/2009 11:24:38 AM PDT by autumnraine (Freedom's just another word for nothing left to lose- Kris Kristoferrson)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Rob Leigh and others of same ilk should be required to check out the “Twilght Zone” episode where the normal people actually were ugly by our”standards”. Ugly is shown more in some peoples actions than their looks. Example:Plastic Pelosi.
Never mind poor example!


26 posted on 04/18/2009 11:25:58 AM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: Lizavetta

That type of reaction where the “professionals” heap criticism happens in all fields, seems to me.

If a non-scientist discovers something, the “real” scientists often fall over themselves trying to explain why the thing discovered is just not all that new or exciting.

Alot of these folks try to prove their intrinsic knowledge by inventing nuances that in truth, nobody except them and their smug ilk even give a damn about.

All one need do is listen to her.
Is she a good singer? Absolutely.
Is she a great singer? Certainly.
Is she world class? I think so, but that’s my opinion.

Anybody who doesn’t see it is really not being very honest.


27 posted on 04/18/2009 11:26:31 AM PDT by djf (Live quiet. Dream loud.)
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To: Isabel C.
Vincent van Gogh was not a good artist.


28 posted on 04/18/2009 11:28:47 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler ("Mr. President, I support you but not your mission. I'm showing my patriotism through dissent.")
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To: truemiester

Put a bag over her head and let her sing. I’m waiting to hear her sing another song, or a different type of song, before I decide. I did enjoy the youtube clip, and was touched by her voice and the response.


29 posted on 04/18/2009 11:35:09 AM PDT by BlueStateBlues (Blue State for business, Red State at heart.........2012--can't come soon enough.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I see this happen on YouTube all the time—mostly to professional singers and musicians—people that do outstanding work, but someone comes along and says their voices suck or their music is for the untrained masses.


30 posted on 04/18/2009 11:35:21 AM PDT by beaversmom
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To: BlueStateBlues

“Cry me a River”

http://new.music.yahoo.com/blogs/videogaga/16130/susan-boyle-hype-revitalizes-10-year-old-cover


31 posted on 04/18/2009 11:40:04 AM PDT by Former MSM Viewer ("We will hunt the terrorists in every dark corner of the earth. We will be relentless." W 2001)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

She’s a brilliant singer.


32 posted on 04/18/2009 11:47:42 AM PDT by bgill (The evidence simply does not support the official position of the Obama administration)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Most “singing” nowadays is heavily dubbed and edited.


33 posted on 04/18/2009 11:50:31 AM PDT by popdonnelly (The greatest crimes in history have been perpetrated by governments. You've been warned.)
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To: BlueStateBlues
She let slip that her next song is going to be Whistle Up The Wind.

Personally I would love to hear her sing Stormy Weather.

34 posted on 04/18/2009 12:00:19 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: My hearts in London - Everett
On an interview wit Fox & FRiends she told the host that she had music lessons once a week for several years when she was in her 50's.

She also said that although she was pleased with her performance she can do better.

35 posted on 04/18/2009 12:02:46 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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I was just singing in the car with the windows down. Base on the looks I got, I can confirm that she is a better singer than I. So she’s got that going for her.


36 posted on 04/18/2009 12:04:26 PM PDT by Vermont Lt (Ein Volk, Ein Riech, Ein Ein.)
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To: mware

Sorry, make that when she was in her 30’s.


37 posted on 04/18/2009 12:04:40 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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I think you mistyped, mware. The lady is only 47. :~)


38 posted on 04/18/2009 12:05:21 PM PDT by My hearts in London - Everett (There is a demand today for men who can make wrong appear right. Terrence, c. 160 B.C.)
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To: mware
On an interview wit Fox & FRiends she told the host that she had music lessons once a week for several years when she was in her 50's. She also said that although she was pleased with her performance she can do better.

That is odd, since she is only 47 now.

39 posted on 04/18/2009 12:07:15 PM PDT by calex59
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Yes, I know. Sorry I posted before I double checked what I said.

I corrected it in the mext post.

40 posted on 04/18/2009 12:08:08 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: mware

DAMN, make that next post.


41 posted on 04/18/2009 12:08:56 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free. Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: BlueStateBlues
Put a bag over her head and let her sing.

The fun thing about seeing the video of her performance on Britain has Talent is the reaction she got (aside from hearing a tremedous voice).

We have been so heavily bombarded with the idea that beauty is visual, television trained by the acolytes of Twiggy, that we have forgotten that there is beauty where you find it.

Her voice is beautiful, and with a wee bit of training will be even better.

Good on her, God Bless her, and I hope to hear more of her singing in the future.

42 posted on 04/18/2009 12:21:02 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: mware

My personal opinion (for what that’s worth, lol!) is that “Cry Me a River” is OWNED by Julie London. I like Susan’s version, though, don’t get me wrong!

That said, Ms. Boyle’s story reminds me of the great Ella Fitzgerald, when she was just starting out. Ella went to audition for Count Basie, who took one look at her and dismissively called her a “sack of potatoes with legs”. THEN, Ella started to sing...Basie hired her in a hearbeat, and one of the best singers of the 20th century was brought to the world!

You GO, Susan!!!!!


43 posted on 04/18/2009 12:25:28 PM PDT by Radagast the Fool ("Mexico-Beirut with tacos!"--Dr. Zoidberg)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

No, I’m sure that Amy Winehouse thing is more his style. Maybe eyebrows could be the new tattoos?


44 posted on 04/18/2009 12:26:26 PM PDT by steve8714 (Drill for oil, drill for gas, drill to heat water in the Earth.)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

I sure thought it was great. I’m not very bright.


45 posted on 04/18/2009 12:29:02 PM PDT by bannie
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To: joma89
That is one person’s opinion. Ignore the “man behind the curtain” and make your own decision on whether or not she is a good singer.
46 posted on 04/18/2009 12:30:01 PM PDT by Lazamataz ("We beat the Soviet Union, then we became them." -- Lazamataz, 2005)
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To: Former MSM Viewer

After listening to many performances of “I Dreamed a Dream” on youtube, I think Susan Boyle sang it better than most. Her performance stacked up well even against the professionals. The only performances I liked a lot more were Ruthie Henshall’s.


47 posted on 04/18/2009 12:33:26 PM PDT by FreedomForce (A conservative 2012)
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To: GOYAKLA
And Barbra Streisand is such a beauty!!

I've never heard a streisand song I liked. The snippets from this lady are surprisingly good. The one to which you refer seems to be extremely ugly on the inside to me. Visuals are not needed.
48 posted on 04/18/2009 12:33:38 PM PDT by allmost
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To: Former MSM Viewer

Opinions are like Rectums, Everyone has one. This person is entitled to his ,even if he is wrong. I would suggest next time he just trn to another channel.


49 posted on 04/18/2009 12:35:07 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Vermont Lt

Please don’t do that again.


50 posted on 04/18/2009 12:37:54 PM PDT by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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