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    FORT Fogey Bonbonlover's Avatar
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    Re: Grammy Performers Lining Up!

    When she says something, when she sings something, when she feels something, it affects more people than anybody else.

    Yah and the critics were affected by it too. They felt they did not like it. Perhaps Swifts' record label chief did not get it. LOL
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    Re: Grammy Performers Lining Up!

    Quote Originally Posted by fluff;3817283;
    I've never heard Taylor Swift's album, but if the song she sang with Stevie Nicks is anything to go by her winning best album is a bigger joke than I initially thought it was.
    We were quite shocked that she could win any merit award after that performance. She sounded dreadful (in our opinion).
    I actually think a few of the songs on her album are pretty catchy, but they are cute and light and "fluffy". Nothing serious that I have heard. (I also prefer the pop mixes of her stuff)

    My problem with Taylor Swift is that I think she sounds atrocious when she sings live. I saw her on SNL a while back and it was awful. On her second song I remember thinking I needed to go listen to it online, because I might actually like it if she wasn't singing it on stage. Her Grammy performance was similar. I'm not a professional, but to me her voice sounds weak and it seems like she has poor breath control. On top of that, Stevie Nicks is a strong performer and completely overshadowed Taylor.

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    Re: Grammy Performers Lining Up!

    Quote Originally Posted by Bonbonlover;3817312;
    That duet she sang with Stevie Nicks has been highly criticized... but I don't think it reflects her other songs. Some of her other songs like You Belong With Me or Love Story are quite popular and pretty good.
    Taylor Swift writes some fine songs, she just can't sing them without the help of a whole building full of studio technicians to get her in the same ball park as the written notes.

    Kelly Clarkson has responded to Scott Borchetta & taken him to task for calling out Idol contestants that can actually sing.

    This whole thing is becoming rather ugly & for the first time the press & the critics are noticing what many on these threads have been saying all along...the girl CANNOT sing. She has been & continues to be largely a result of big $$$ being thrown at marketing her.

    I had to edit this since I mentioned Kelly Clarkson, here is her blog:

    Scott Borchetta random thoughts by me

    Scott Borchetta

    Wow …..Dear Scott Borchetta,
    I understand defending your artist obviously because I have done the same in the past for artists I like, including Taylor, so you might see why its upsetting to read you attacking American Idol for producing simply vocalists that hit ‘the high notes’. Thank you for that ‘Captain Obvious’ sense of humor because you know what, we not only hit the high notes, you forgot to mention we generally hit the ‘right’ notes as well. Every artist has a bad performance or two and that is understandable, but throwing blame will not make the situation at hand any better. I have been criticized left and right for having shaky performances before (and they were shaky) and what my manager or label executives say to me and the public is “I’ll kick butt next time” or “every performance isn’t going to be perfect” ……I bring this up because you should take a lesson from these people and instead of lashing out at other artists (that in your ‘humble’ opinion lack true artistry), you should simply take a breath and realize that sometimes things won’t go according to plan or work out and that’s okay.
    One of those contestants from American Idol who only made it because of her high notes
    Last edited by razorbacker; 02-04-2010 at 02:26 PM.

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    I've said it many times that Taylor Swift cannot sing live. I give her a (small) pass because she does write her music. Somewhere there is talent there, but singing on tune in a live performance is not one of those gifts. Scott is right in that the lyrics do hit a chord (pun not intended!) with people who are listening to her songs. She writes about stuff in her life and so gives her songs an authentic vibe that other performers don't necessarily bring. However, they need to do a few things with her: either quit letting her sing live, or have a background track a la Ashli Simpson, or get the girl some vocal lessons that will improve the strength of her voice and consequently, hopefully, keep her in tune live.

    Scott slamming other performers doesn't really help Taylor's case at all because a lot of people would rather hear in tune than heartfelt. Her record sales however do show she is reaching a ton of the population. I admit I like some of her songs--on the radio. I've heard Miley Cirus live performances on tv and I thought she was just as out of tune, but I didn't think she wrote her own songs, which then makes me prefer Taylor.

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    Add me to the list of people who think that Taylor sounds awful while singing live. I thought the Grammy performance with Stevie Nicks was so bad that I fast forwarded through most of it. That said, I wasn't surprised at all that she was a big winner that night. Her appeal is largely due to the fact that she writes her own music based on life experience and young people can relate to her lyrics.

    Good for Kelly for calling out Borchetta.
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