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OMG How shit are you?

I've just had the misfortune to witness Catherine Jenkins on the Royal Variety Performance. Apart from the fact that she couldn't have chosen a song that suited her less, she was, as usual, pitchy as hell. Vibrato does not excuse you from being unable to maintain pitch past a minims worth.

I make no apologies for my dislike of Ms Jenkins. She's an allegedy classically trained singer who happens to have caught a break. Compared to the soloists and ensembles I have had the good fortune to work with she is a big pile of 3 day old pants. She should stick to what she's good at, which is annoying the shit out of people murdering classics rather than attempting to pull of years old pop-rock. Seriously, Amy used to fight with Wake Me Up Inside, you should have not even attempted it. You suck, you silly blonde wannabe.

Ah, better now.

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readthisandweep
Dec. 18th, 2009 01:45 pm (UTC)
Some of your comment is untrue & most of it, uncalled for. I would never expect you to apologise for your dislike of a particular singer but defining any woman by her looks, (silly blonde) is IMHV sexist & unworthy of a Goddess woman.

I didn't see the RVP (I have better things to do) but I can assure you Katherine Jenkins most assuredly is a classically trained singer. She is highly regarded in Wales not only for her singing, but for her charity work & her total lack of arrogance.

If she was as terrible as you claim ~ well, everyone is allowed an off day. And is was, after all, the RVP ~ an uncommonly 'shit' programme.
darkest_starlet
Dec. 18th, 2009 02:03 pm (UTC)
I don't want to get into an argument, and I'm not trying to upset anyone, but I needed to vent, maybe I should have locked it, who knows, but i am going to reply a little to what you've said and thank you for your candour and honesty.

As a Goddess Woman, I am entitled to my anger. It's not sexist, although it may have come over as such without clarifacation, its observant - she'd come over better on TV a little less platinum and her stylist should know better. She would still have her voice if she wan't dyed, tanned, primped and gussied up. She has had many, many off days, most of them on national TV. I have no doubt that she has had classical training, but there are many others who have who are better, and are more deserving of air time.

All power to her and her charity work and long may it continue, but she should stick to what she is good at, which is in my considered opinion, not murdering perfectly good rock songs on the RVP (which by the way I have on in the background as I'm alone in the house). Her backing dancers were very good indeed. There is no excuse for a highly trained, experienced and well regarded performer to put up so poor a performance.
readthisandweep
Dec. 18th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)

Observant & sexist are two different things.

It is, I'm sorry, but it really is, overtly sexist to judge our sisters by their appearence. Criticise KJ's singing by all means, that is your right, but leave the sexism to the men?

darkest_starlet
Dec. 18th, 2009 02:34 pm (UTC)
It is sexist to judge our sisters by appearance, but as a performer she has an image that is designed to be perceived a particular way, it's marketing. She is a performer and as such a product of the record company who pay her. She has a stylist who is overlifting her beautiful tresses. I didn't mean silly blonde as in 'silly blond' I meant 6 shades too bright for her creamy skin. They should stop trying to turn her into a bloody pop star and let her get on with what she's good at :)
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