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Nov. 21st, 2007 04:36 pm (UTC)
AND it makes a change for a fat person to get through! He was quite amazing and I'm glad that bolstered his confidence. I hate to see people with low self-confidence and that 'vulnerableness', mainly cos there are some very cruel people out there(simon cowell would be a good example!)
Nov. 21st, 2007 05:27 pm (UTC)
Pavarotti had the advantage of coming up when he did; it wasn't all that long ago that how you looked wasn't important, it was how you performed. Compare, say, the star violin soloists of the '70s - ugly white men - to today's crop. Josh Bell, Hilary Hahn, and these chicks are wonderful musicians, but today ya gotta look like a movie star.

Aretha Franklin and Ella Fitzgerald were geniuses, too - it's hard not to get blown away listening to what they did in their prime. I don't think either of them would even have a career if they were just starting today...
Nov. 21st, 2007 05:55 pm (UTC)
You're absolutely right, it is relatively 'recent' history that visual media has hijacked true talent, it's sad but maybe just maybe there's a glimmer of hope with 'our man from Cardiff' above...but how long before they say he's gotta loose weight and get his teeth fixed?
Nov. 21st, 2007 07:54 pm (UTC)
If he gets his teeth fixed, he might not be able to sing like that. I'd be afraid -- if I were he -- to get my teeth fixed for that very reason, ya know?
Nov. 21st, 2007 08:21 pm (UTC)
Yeah it's gotta affect annunciation!
Nov. 21st, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
Indeed! I wouldn't mess with the mouth if it was mine and I had /that/ voice!! =)
Nov. 21st, 2007 06:22 pm (UTC)
The "Weather Girls" sued and won over that song (it's raining men, I got the power?) because they used beautiful chicks lip-syncing instead of them (they were overweight). It's sad that we're reduced to think about people on those terms, or thinking that the sum of a person lies in their looks alone. =(
Nov. 21st, 2007 06:20 pm (UTC)
Actually I find it more common for overweight people to be better singers. I felt bad when I first started seeing it, thinking it would be a joke =/
Nov. 21st, 2007 05:12 pm (UTC)
Music Video Thread!!!!


Nov. 21st, 2007 06:02 pm (UTC)
That was gorgeous!! Thank you :) I doubt there'll be any participants in the "music thread" but I loved that! :)
Nov. 21st, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Holy Cow.... Thank you!

I hope he wins -- though, he probably won't because opera isn't 'marketable'.
Nov. 21st, 2007 06:06 pm (UTC)
Wasn't that /beautiful/???? He literally changed in LOOKS after I heard him.

He did,by the way, win! =) If you mouse-over the bottom, you'll see Pavaratti singing the whole song, as well as clips from the show (where he won, etc.).

I love Josh Groban, too. He has range like woah. Three octaves and still going...very impressive for someone so young.
Nov. 23rd, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
Ok, I finally got on here and watched this. And tears sprang from my eyes. I just loved how the judges, esp. Simon, and the audience looked so "OMFG, here we go again" until he started singing. Just wow, thanks for the post.
Nov. 23rd, 2007 05:30 pm (UTC)
Isn't it great??? I ran to Limewire and downloaded his version :) lol :)

You're welcome. I never put these things in here unless they're absolutely worth it. I thought the chick could've handled it smarter than lump of coal, considering he's Welsch, ya know? Tsk, tsk.
Nov. 23rd, 2007 06:11 pm (UTC)
PS - another awesome performer on that same show was a six year old girl, perfect pitch, singing a cappella "somewhere over the rainbow". I wanted to cry that time, too. Wow.
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