K.D. Lang and Wayne Newton -- the same person?

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Auggie27
Broadway Legend
joined:10/13/03
Broadway Legend
joined:
10/13/03
Listen to Wayne's version of "Silver Bells." You'd swear it's K.D. It's startling. This is not a new appraisal; Lang's gone on record, citing her influences -- they are a disparate group, ranging from Karen Carpenter to ... Mr. Newton. But the phrasing, voice texture, etc. are so uncannily the same. Just goes to show, it's all about packaging. I'm a huge fan of Lang, but other than at Christmas, can't bear Newton.

I dunno, if Wayne sang "Constant Craving" in his Vegas act-- No, not gonna happen.
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