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Now, I'm going to end up with a lot of hate here from any Glee fans on my list but ... I do not like her singing this song. Don't get me wrong, I think Lea Michele has a perfectly lovely voice which is put across really badly in the show, with the editing making her miss beats, or rush lines, or even try to riff when she really shouldn't. Of course, there is the issue that her voice isn't as strong as they like to make it out to be, and that she never hit the note in Defying Gravity either ... Hey, I was a Gleek at school, I know when someone's hit a note, and when people are singing the same song but with two different scores.
Anyway, my point here is that this song? Is not for her. It's far too rock and roll, and though she does a brilliant job, she's too broadway. Far too broadway actually, and it's her biggest failing in this show. She sounds far too polished, and the autotune just makes that worse. Now, we've all heard them live - the Oprah vids
are my examples here - and they all sound fantastic. ... And yet Lea still sounds far too polished. This is great for a theatre performer, it's what they want. But I think it's a failing to Lea Michele, that she does sound too polished that it makes it seem like she's lip-synching when performing live.
The bottom line? I do like Lea Michele, I do. I loved her in Spring Awakening, and I love her in the various shows she's done - Broadway loves the 80s comes to mind - but I am getting to the point where I downright hate listening to her in the show. She doesn't sound real, she sounds like a computer program.
Cut the autotune show, stop making me hate performers who I liked.