I love editing sounds. So I’ve compiled some of what I think has the best VOCALS on American Idol 7. Songs were cut off at about 15-30 secs each to show off the artist’s vocal range. Total Time: 4 min, 23 sec (4.03MB, 128kbps, mp3 format)
Looking back, singing competitions used to have a criteria for judging (e.g. Star for a Night, Sing Galing, Star in a Million, and Pinoy Dream Academy). The criteria helps judges evaluate the singer’s vocal range, versatility, originality, and stage presence. Fan base is not included.
Another thing that I like about singing competitions is I get to hear amazing vocals that I don’t usually hear on the radio. Singing contests are different from MTV and MTV is not a singing contest.
So what makes a singer better than the other? For me, these are what I always look for: Continue reading Criteria for Judging on Singing Competitions
I’ve been watching American Idol on QTV 11 these past few weeks. One of my favorites, Alexandrea (Alex-andre-a) Lushington, has been voted off last week. The judges didn’t like her version of If You Leave Me Now (Chicago). But honestly, I think it was good. I really liked it. If it hadn’t been for her nice low-register voice, it would have sounded acoustic or ballad, which I think won’t sound any different from the original. I have nothing against those type of songs. I just like the way she turned it into a nice soothing soulful song. It sounded sweet. I love it![audio:http://www.icezorg.com/soundtemp/Alexandrea%20-%20If%20You%20Leave%20Me%20Now.mp3]
But then again, the judges were not impressed, and so were the viewers. She sang the same song during the vote-off episode and her close friend, David Archuleta, was crying the whole time.