[Blind Gossip] This very famous multi-hyphenate does it all. Singer, dancer, actress.
It’s a good thing our dark-haired beauty had options beyond singing, because musicians with whom she has worked with in the past would like to block out the memory of her voice.
She was one of the worst, most out-of-tune singer most of the musicians had ever heard! Lots of us have been around forever, so that’s saying a lot. In the studio, it’s easy enough to use Auto Tune, but before it was widely available for live performances, we had to scramble to make her sound OK.
[Her producer] would tell her that he was working with the musicians and engineers to “enhance” her voice… but behind her back he was ordering us to “hide” her voice!
The funniest part was when [her producer] would watch rehearsals for live shows. We would use a mix of pre-recorded vocals and loud instrumentals to drown her out as much as possible. Sometimes producers have to tell the musicians to turn it down so the singer can be heard, but in her case, the producer would ask us to play louder and turn up our speakers because he could still hear her!
Auto Tune is now widely used in live performances, so next time you see her perform live, she should sound fine. Just don’t be fooled into thinking that’s what her voice really sounds like!
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[Optional] Do you think she’s a good singer?