Apparently, she had a small voice so, to broaden the timbre, she basically recorded the song then sang live with the song – basically singing back to it, as she explains.
Walt Disney was the person to catapult her singing career. Prior to this, she was cast as a Mickey Mouse Club member based on her overall performing skills.
Nowadays, with technology so advanced in the world of music, a little tweak called “adding reverb” would take care of this problem. Or, let’s face it, one could just lip sync to a performance- enhanced track.
What a world! Is it any wonder that, with every passing of a star from the baby-boomer age, music is moving closer and closer to becoming a virtual medium in every way, shape or form?
Have a listen to Annette’s explanation of how the “Annette Sound” was created. What a beautiful, dignified and fascinating lady!