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  • #31
    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    I caught wind that Celine Dion didn't make the list and that's causing a stir.
    Clearly she has fantastic pipes, but I consider her and Michael Bublé the Vanilla of singers. Great voices but little 'soul' in what they sing. I'd rather listen to Joe Cocker do whatever he's attempting to do than either of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bt1eUirALU

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      Clearly she has fantastic pipes, but I consider her and Michael Bublé the Vanilla of singers. Great voices but little 'soul' in what they sing. I'd rather listen to Joe Cocker do whatever he's attempting to do than either of them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bt1eUirALU
      Whenever I think of Celine Dion I remember a comment on ESPN radio a few weeks after 9/11. The news people announced that she was going to do a concert to support the families of the victims. After a long pause, the other guy then said, "Haven't they suffered enough already?"

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      • #33
        Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

        Whenever I think of Celine Dion I remember a comment on ESPN radio a few weeks after 9/11. The news people announced that she was going to do a concert to support the families of the victims. After a long pause, the other guy then said, "Haven't they suffered enough already?"
        LOL! For reasons I'm not really sure, Ms. Dion has always annoyed the crap out of me whether she's singing, talking or just standing there.

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        • #34
          I think Celine Dion has much better recording material in French. Yes, it was her choice to record songs in English, and there are many non-native speakers who sing extremely well in English (Sissel comes to mind). But I think it's rather unfortunate.

          I feel the same way about Shakira. (Her Spanish stuff is much better, although I don't understand Spanish.)

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          • #35
            Some other omissions.

            Frankie Valli.
            Philip Bailey.
            Bill Joel.
            Art Garfunkel.
            Michael McDonald.
            James Engram.
            Teddy Pendergrass.
            Darryl Hall.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
              I think Celine Dion has much better recording material in French. Yes, it was her choice to record songs in English, and there are many non-native speakers who sing extremely well in English (Sissel comes to mind). But I think it's rather unfortunate.

              I feel the same way about Shakira. (Her Spanish stuff is much better, although I don't understand Spanish.)
              Ah, SIssel. The voice of an angel. My absolute favorite female voice ever - would love to see her in concert some day but she rarely comes to the USA, and usually then only to sing with the Morman Tabernacle Choir.

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              • #37
                And if you haven't heard Sissel - here are some examples of the Golden Voice

                Auld Lang Syne
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOwNBP_B1xo

                Bridge Over Troubled Water
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YysjzeaDB-A

                The Prayer – Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJDQ6ckZ_gk

                Lillehammer 1994 Olympic Hymn
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMM_zJoBkXw

                That last one is where I first found out about her.

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                • #38
                  One other voice I thought they might have considered (I realize Sissel is outside their genre) is Jennifer Nettles, whose powerful voice always stuns me

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                  • #40
                    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                    Ah, SIssel. The voice of an angel. My absolute favorite female voice ever - would love to see her in concert some day but she rarely comes to the USA, and usually then only to sing with the Morman Tabernacle Choir.
                    I attended her concert about 15 years ago. She joked how the venue was getting bigger and bigger every time she came back to the US.

                    On my way home, my car radio played Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" which I had heard during the concert. And I thought "this guy cannot hold a candle to Sissel." (Sorry if I offended any Groban fans.)

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                    • #41
                      Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
                      I caught wind that Celine Dion didn't make the list and that's causing a stir.
                      The Titanic sank her chances with the panel.

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                      • #42
                        Originally posted by TN1965 View Post

                        I attended her concert about 15 years ago. She joked how the venue was getting bigger and bigger every time she came back to the US.

                        On my way home, my car radio played Josh Groban's "You Raise Me Up" which I had heard during the concert. And I thought "this guy cannot hold a candle to Sissel." (Sorry if I offended any Groban fans.)
                        Groban's voice is also quiet incredible.

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                        • #43
                          Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
                          The Titanic sank her chances with the panel.
                          And on another Sissel note, although Celine Dion sang the main song for the movie, all the background vocals without actual words were done by Sissel.

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                          • #44
                            Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

                            Groban's voice is also quiet incredible.
                            This is like saying Stan Wawrinka is an incredible player. Indeed, he is. But he is no Roger Federer.

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