Operastar Final (Korea) 16 March 2012 Mar 20, 2012 23:04:31 GMT
Post by martindn on Mar 20, 2012 23:04:31 GMT
And yes Simba, perhaps Hayley's approach was too radical for some people. Not what they were used to with singers. That's there loss. I grew up in an age when radically different music was applauded. Some of it was downright weird. But we loved something different, and there was a lot of experimental stuff around back then. These days it seems artists are expected to fit the mould, and if they don't, they are not understood. Pity!
Just so we're clear, I never lamented it, either! If anything, I worried when I saw comments on her videos saying things like that, but I didn't understand how they could think that. Because for me, Hayley's voice alone brings out emotion, more so in certain songs than others, maybe. But her adding more emotion to her performances now is a definite plus. I recently listened to Hayley's Vivo Per Lei duet with Bocelli, after listening to the one with Chase so much lately. I found that I did not enjoy the old one as much as her newer performances (the one with Chase in particular). And, as noted at the time, Hayley's emotional interpretation, i.e. arm movements and facial expressions, was especially noticeable, and appreciated, when she sang it with a certain Welsh gentleman.
I see we agree about something for once Libby. And yes, that performance with the Welsh gentleman (Mr Roberts) is I think my favourite Vivo Per Lei. I thought to one with Bocelli had some rough edges, much as I like Bocelli as a singer. It felt under rehearsed to be honest.
Like you, I always loved Hayley's ethereal performances, and although the emotion is another string to her bow, it does not take anything away from her ability to send shivers down my spine.
There is a new talent show starting on UK TV in a couple of weeks called "The Voice", I think I heard they already have it in the USA. And I'm told the auditions are blind. You can't see the singers, all you can sense is the voice. Hayley would romp away with that one - even though she is also a delight to watch. That's what real music is about. Doesn't need the image, although I agree the image can enhance the experience.