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Favorite singers and why they inspire me :)

So this is kind of off topic( hence the Off Topic Category was born) but my favorite singers are Kelly Clarkson, Adam Lambert, P!nk, Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, Demi Lovato, Jessie J , Ariana grande,and Carrie Underwood. I love Kelly Clarkson the most because her voice is just flawless to me :) She puts emotion to what she sings. Her range is crazy!!!! You guys/gals need to check out her fan request covers, she is superb. Adam Lambert might be the only guy ( Besides Ken of course :) ) to really inspire to sing. He gives such a performance when he sings. He is like a siren, his voice goes from theatrical (which is totally me) to soft gentle and soothing. P!nk just speaks to my soul and can make me rock out or cry within a lyric. Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston are just gifts from God. They can sing anything . Demi Lovato and Ariana Grande both have very beautiful voices. There songs are fun and entertaining. They are one of the few new generation singers that actually sing really well. Carrie Underwood. Amazing Country voice that is powerful. Jessie J is just pure awesomeness:)

Well yeah these are my favorite singers, what are y'alls favorite singers :)


  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,156

    So post some links to some of your favorite songs by these artists, and we'll probably get some response in the form of more posts and more links.  :^)

    Point us where you want to go.


  • ChrisRobinSingsChrisRobinSings Pro Posts: 55

    Kelly Clarkson: Behind These Hazel Eyes (Acoustic) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wEP2eGiRNAY

    Adam Lambert:  A Change is Gonna Come    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xrcAWtVhb0c

    P!nk: Glitter in the Air (Grammy Performance) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3stsDXki__U

    Mariah Carey: One Sweet Day https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QYgfb2fa-LU

    Whitney Houston : Run To You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9rCobRl-ng

    Jessie J : We found Love ( cover) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X4pwCs28a0

    Carrie Underwood: Alone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQwmETI_Tz0

    Ariana Grande : Emotions ( Mariah Carey Cover) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UjzENV7rhhI

    Just to avoid anything bad, all of these videos belong to their respective owners and some of these are copyrighted.


  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,156
    edited April 2013

    Yes.  Very nice examples.

    A post like this reminds me why we are all here... Because of the emotive power of the singing voice.

    There are a lot of great vocal performances here.  I particularly liked Ariana's wardrobe-studio.

    Thanks for pointing us this way.

    Who else has some favorite vocalist examples to share?



  • ChrisRobinSingsChrisRobinSings Pro Posts: 55

    Your welcome i enjoy doing this :)


  • MichaelSMichaelS Pro Posts: 73

    Exactly. Emotive power of the singing voice, which touches our hearts and souls. This is my list:

    Freddie Mercury - Bohemian Rhapsody

    David Coverdale - Crying In The Rain

    Klaus Meine (Scorpions) - Still Loving You

    John Lawton (Uriah Heep)-Sympathy

    DC Cooper (Royal Hunt) /sorry for long untroduction, song started at 2.30/ - Far Away

    Ronnie James Dio -Stargazer (Rainbow era)

    Beth Hart - A Change Is Gonna Come

    Beth Hart (with Joe Bonamassa) - Sinner`s Prayer

    Katherine Jenkins - Love Never Dies

    Doro Pesch (ex. Warlock) All We Are 

    Tarja Turunen ( ex.Nightwish) - Passion and the Opera

    Christina Aguilera - Mercy on Me


  • ChrisRobinSingsChrisRobinSings Pro Posts: 55

    I love your favorite singers list. Its full of great emotive performances.

  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,156


    What are more favorite singers and your favorite performances/songs by them?

    Let's hear from more members!

    What really inspires you?

    Who would you give ANYTHING to sing like, or what song would you find really fulfilling to accomplish performing it flawlessly or totally from the heart, giving it your all?

    What style would you like to master?



  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,156

    This singer inspires me with pure emotive power and melodic creativity.  Many of you may have never heard of her...





  • sly2sly2 Pro Posts: 9
    Thanks Bob, you introduced me to her. Amazing.
  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,156


    Did you catch Beth Hart checking her voice by doing a quick little high-pitched lip burble slide to herself after exhaling that drag off of a cigarette during the intro to Long Time Comin'?  Then she hollers over to the on-stage monitor mix soundman "Give me some REVERB!!!!"   :^)

    Katherine Jenkins... What vocal textures!

    Taja Turunen seems like a good fit for @TheVikingMaiden   I could see her singing in this band!

    Mercy on Me... an Emotional Explosion!







  • ragnarragnar Pro Posts: 410
    edited April 2013
    Some good stuff up in here, and good shout Bob there with Eva. Her cover of "Bridge Over Troubled Water" thoroughly blew my mind when I first heard it a few years ago.

    Most of my favorite singers need no description. Chris Cornell, Robert Plant and above all Jeff Buckley.

    If we are being slightly more off beat, I absolutely love Jay Buchanan as well. I'm stunned by how gorgeous his tone is whilst still applying that monstrous power.

  • highmtnhighmtn Administrator, Moderator, Enrolled, Pro, 3.0 Streaming Posts: 15,156

    Yes, @ragnar,

    It seems that every song Eva touched, she put her own loving mark on it.

    My headphones just about flew off my head when Jay got to the chorus!  Reminds me a little of Allen Stone, range-wise. 


  • MichaelSMichaelS Pro Posts: 73

    @ ragnar,

    Thanks for introducing  Jay Buchanan ! Chris Cornell, Robert Plant and above all Jeff Buckley need no introduction, but  I have not heard of Jay before.

  • MichaelSMichaelS Pro Posts: 73

    @ Bob,

    :^)) Yes, yes you are right - Beth`s Hart lip burble and  "Give me some REVERB!!!!"  To be honest, I didn't notice, distracted on a cigarette. I can`t imagine that it is possible to smoke and to have great breath support at the same time. I believe it`s just for look. She don`t breath smoke in, lets out it through a nose.

    And thanks for introducing Eva Casssidy - great, fabulous singer, but sad story. And you`re right - i never heard of her before. So thanks for sharing.

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