Originally posted by CosmoNut
With all due respect, are you deaf? Of the decent amount I heard Anthony sing, he was TERRIBLE! I was blown away each week that he stayed on the show. I'd have to say he definitely got the farthest with mediocre singing ability of anyone I've EVER seen on Idol...all 4 seasons.
Originally posted by tontonNick - a musician with brass ears?
I agree with Cosmo. In the early stages of the season after the auditions were all over, I thought Anthony was charming. But then I heard his horrible voice over and over and I just couldn't believe he could make the top 4.
My list is nearly identical to e's list.
Especially after I heard Vonzel sing in the finale. She just had a much better voice than Carrie or Bo.
But I like Constantine much better than Bo. I just don't like the "Skynyrd" image Bo has. Constantine is artsy and handsome, even if he might seem a little conceited with the eye contact thing. But really, that's what killed him. The guys though he was more handsome than Bo, too, so there's no way they could vote for him because that would make them seem gay.
I'm looking forward to Constantine's next album (I'll skip the first).
Perhaps we both just look for different things in a voice. I prefer this little thing I like to call being in tune while singing. I also prefer the voice not sound strained or weak.
Anthony has a great range, excellent tuning, and could keep pumping as much power and air into his voice as he wanted without any sign of strain. The same could not be said for the others.
What Anthony suffered from was terrible song selection and you watched him get yelled at week after week about it. His best song was the Celine Dion cover, the worst was that Backstreet Boys "incomplete" song where something about his "in" sounded very nasal.
Bo has great tuning and stage presence. However it is clear he did not have quite the range of the others. He got much further as a result of good song selection. (which is trait you learn to cover vocal limitations)
Vonzelle is an absolutely beautiful woman. She has some decent vocal chops as well could continue to grow into a better vocalist. However when she really tried range, she would get quite thin and screechy in her voice. She also needed about half of each decent song to get her pitch in place. She smartened up on the song selection bit after seeing how others were doing and started and stuck with mostly midtempo songs with a bit of range, (what Bo did through the entire competition)
Carrie really did improve the last couple weeks of the competition. However I really don't consider her voice any better than Vonzelle's. She choose better songs but really isn't a better vocalist than most. Her voice always started weak and had pitch problems, just like Vonzelle. In every instance where she sang the same song as anyone else in the competition, she was beat by them every time. She was beat by Anthony with "If You Don't Know Me By Now" and by Bo when singing the same song in the finals. If there were a way to judge beauty objectively, I would say that she isn't even as beautiful as Vonzelle, but by American standards, she was probably prettier. Randy has to keep the comments short but "pitchy" translates to out of tune or bad notes, multiples of them, and "on the edge" translates into "You are hitting the note, but your voice is weak and strained." Both Carrie and Vonzelle earned those comments repeatedly.
Constantine was heavy on charisma but little else. I was seriously surprised that he did as well as he did with the Queen song. I mean you just don't touch Freddy Mercury. That's a rule, even if it isn't written down.
His rendition sounded very strained and weak at times which again, just shows why you don't go touch songs by certain vocalists.