Good morning everyone:
I am running short on time here and I hope to write an abbreviated Vocal Masterclass summary for this season’s Top 12 male singers.
However, I was pretty much dismayed by the sub par performances last evening. I didn’t feel that any of the singers – except one – distinguished himself as an individual artist. It is still very early in the competition and yet the stakes are very high. This is the road to the Top 12 and it is quite sad when only one singer can distinguish himself as a Top 12 contender.
Generally, the guys were short on adequate vocal technique, correct song choice and artistic vocal presence. Also, I found many of the voices similar in tone and timbre – almost a veiled quality to their overall vocal sound, with a limited dynamic range.
The potential in many of these singers is very evident and I am hoping to be pleasantly surprised in the next couple of weeks. I give all of them kudos and back pats for their hard work and I am sure improvement will be evident as we move toward the Top 10 male singers next week.
So, who was this distinguishing singer? Blake Lewis! Loved him. Great voice and great presence on stage.
I will post my Vocal Masterclass article as soon as my schedule permits.