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irritating voices#0
Posted: 7/12/04 at 5:53pm
Okay, everyone must have a particular singer whose voice they can't stand. Since I started the thread, I'll go first. Sarah Brightman's voice really gets on my nerves. She sounds very nasally, especially when she says anything with a hard "e" sound. Same goes for Kristin Chenoweth. Her voice makes listening to "Wicked" that much more torturous for me. Who do *you* think has an obnoxious voice?
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re: irritating voices#1
Posted: 7/12/04 at 5:56pm
idina menzel...she doesn't hit the notes
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re: irritating voices#2
Posted: 7/12/04 at 5:57pm
Kristin's is only irritating b/c Glinda is supposed to be an incredibly irritating person. Listen to her operatic sections, she's amazing. Sara Brightman just can't sing.
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re: irritating voices#3
Posted: 7/12/04 at 5:58pm
Good! I'm not the only one who are annoyed by Sarah Brightman. Another person who really irritate me (voice wise) is Jennifer Cody (although she's usually in the ensemble of shows but on "The Wild Party" she just irritates me).
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re: irritating voices#4
Posted: 7/12/04 at 5:58pm
Idina Menzel, but onyl sometimes. Sometimes when she belts it sounds more like screaming or shrieking. And Kristin Chenoweth being nasal actually amuses me. I was doing "Popular" with my voice teacher and she said that she's supposed to sound nasal.
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re: irritating voices#5
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:00pm
Sarah Brightman, just can not stand that voice.
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re: irritating voices#6
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:01pm
Kristin's is not only in Wicked. That is her normal talking voice.. it bothers me too.
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re: irritating voices#7
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:02pm
I love kristin's voice. have you ever heard her laugh? it's so cute.

Taye Diggs' voice bothers me as Benny on the Rent OBCR.
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re: irritating voices#8
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:02pm
You are right cvapb, Kristin's speaking voice is like she sucked on helium.
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re: irritating voices#9
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:06pm
If you look at the interviews with her, she's nowhere near as irritating. Belting always has a bit of a nasal quality, Kristin's belt is just pronounced: her soprano is gorgeous (her belt in "For Good" is much softer). As far as Sara Brightman, I don't know any students in the Music Department of NYU (or professors) that like her. She sings in her throat, which makes it sound really weird. She's also horrible to watch: I always feel like she's going to fly away. Idina only screams when she's having a bad night. When she's at her best, she's far from it: she is amazing! WHY COULDN'T SHE DO THAT WHEN I BROUGHT OUT OF TOWNERS TO SEE WICKED?!
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re: irritating voices#10
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:07pm
Sarah Brightman for sure. But, wacky vibratos bother me too, no matter who it is from.
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re: irritating voices#11
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:08pm
That's b/c wacky vibrato means that something is wrong with the technique.
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re: irritating voices#12
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:09pm
sarah brightman's voice annoys me too. another person's voice that annoys me sometimes is Marissa Jaret Winokur's.
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re: irritating voices#13
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:12pm
As much as I love MJW, her voice in songs such as "Without Love" is really irritating. Her voice is weird though, sometimes she has this irritating voice and sometimes she's belting.
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re: irritating voices#14
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:13pm
I love Marissa Jaret Winouker, but I definitely see what you mean. She can be a little nasally on high notes, but I'm willing to overlook that because the rest of her performance is so good.
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re: irritating voices#15
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:13pm
As a classically trained soprano, I adore (and am totally jealous of) Kristin's voice when she's singing opera or anything of that ilk. And I agree - Sarah Brightman - AWFUL. Also Charlotte Church - awful. I can't stand Faith Prince either. Jodi Benson. Marissa Jaret Winokur. I'll probably be back with 25 more before the end of this thread.
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re: irritating voices#16
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:14pm
Oh yeah, MJW in Good Morning Baltimore.
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re: irritating voices#17
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:14pm
Not neccesarily MusicPos2. I mean Opera singers who have been vocally trained since the age of 6 have wacky vibratos (One reason why I do not like Opera all that much)
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re: irritating voices#18
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:15pm
is that MJW's real voice at all? or is it 100% character voice?
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re: irritating voices#19
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:15pm
Oh - the woman who played Dainty June in the recent Gypsy revival...name's escaping me...
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re: irritating voices#20
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:16pm
I think Taye Diggs is a relatively weak singer when they put him next to Brian D'Arcy James, Idina Menzel, Felicia Finley, and others like that in Lippas The Wild Party. It always gets to me that he cannot be up to the standards of his fellow castmates vocally. He has a pleasant voice but just not powerful enough for the role and the rest of the ensemble/leads. He throws off an amazing balance of talent.
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re: irritating voices#21
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:17pm
Does anyone know who sings "You Still Don't Know" from "Brownstone"? Because her voice is really getting on my nerves.
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re: irritating voices#22
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:18pm
I guess the cat is outta' the bag: Cheno has a helium addiction!
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re: irritating voices#23
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:19pm
Oh no! I always thought it was merely methamphetamines but HELIUM?!?!?!
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re: irritating voices#24
Posted: 7/12/04 at 6:22pm
As wonderful as she is: Ethel Merman.