Take it from the expert!
Adam Lambert took to Twitter to critique the smash hit musical film, Les Miserables. The singer isn’t completely crazy about the performance of some actors in the big-screen adaptation, knowing that some of them aren’t really known as singers and haven’t had professional training musically.
“Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers …it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good).”
If you think he slammed Anne Hathaway’s singing, he didn’t!
“Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me…Helena B Carter and Sacha B Cohen were great too.”
But with this, we are made to wonder, ‘What is really more important? The singing or the acting? Or should they have cast actors who are also genuine singers?’ Adam was impressed with the production, but the score distracted him. He continued:
“I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. The industry will say “these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live” but why not cast actors who could actually sound good? Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so True!”
Adam Lambert has always been a fireball when it comes to singing live onstage. He always delivered supercharged performances on American Idol back when he was a finalist in the competition in 2009. And apparently, he also has training in theater. We believe he really has the chops to make a sensible critique of anyone’s singing. Do you agree with Adam’s Twitter comments?
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