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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 03:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i know this was a tribute to freddie but what do you think of her performance of we are the champions.

at the end of the song everyone on the night joins in and that is great

also her performance of this song is a lot different to any of her work and work written for her


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 09:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well... Liza is Liza. The woman, IMO, can't sing, but I love her anyway, and I'll always listen to her, hoping...

But you know what else? The low notes were clearly too low for her but if the key were changed, I dont' think she'd be able to hit the high notes. I'm not a singer though I'd guess Freddie's impressive range and power is what makes his songs so much harder for the so-so singer to pull off.

JMHO.

Kudos to Liza for trying.



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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 11:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liza can't sing? That's like saying, I know it's your job and you won an academy award for what you've done, but I don't think you can sing.

Hmm...

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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 12:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Absolutely atrocious... but as Brian said, Freddie would have liked it.

The crowd saved the performance by singing with all their hearts and souls, and giving Freddie a more than well deserved farewell.


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 12:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Adam Baboolal wrote:

Liza can't sing? That's like saying, I know it's your job and you won an academy award for what you've done, but I don't think you can sing.

Hmm...

Adam.


Okay, let me rephrase - I get nervous when Liza sings. I'm a fan of hers, love her, met her in person and had a wonderful (brief) chat with her. However, I'm never sure how she's going to get through a song. And her performance of We Are The Champions was not her best.


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 13:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Liza Minelli?


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 15:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hmm... I think it sucked.

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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 16:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Wish I could remember where I saw this - but footage of Liza rehearsing it - and Brian there. His mouth is in the shape of a smile, but OMG his eyes! ROFLMAO!


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 17:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What a day. I remember being there and thinking she was a let down! Although after standing up for 7 hours I was beyond caring. A day of rollercoster emotions............


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 20:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well it was... kinda Hollywood, a lot of Vibrato and pretty theatrical. And she missed the beginning of the 2nd verse. But it was okay, and fitting as Freddie admired her. And I'll never forget Brian introducing her. He really seemed to be overwhelmed by his emotions. All in all it was really great to see this showbiz superstar performing WATC. Sinatra woul've been fab as well... ;-) But as Roger Daltrey said: "No-one can do a Freddie... " Especially Champions.


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Posted: 02 Oct 06, 21:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well, Liza's style of singing is.. I dunno, jazz singer/nightclubish. It's not for everyone, that's for sure. But she was there doing her thing because Freddie adored her and that's what matters.

Perhaps her interpretation was a bit odd.. a sort of hybrid or something. I don't particularly care for her singing either but I love her.

I've seen so many interviews with her and she's just a one of a kind entertainer, has a wicked sense of humor and is sharp as a tack (even today, after years of drug abuse).

I think she's a better actress than singer, and I believe this is what she says about her songs.. she's acting them, not singing. It's a performance to tell a story, not a vocal exhibition :)

So it was perhaps strange for a rock concert, but you can imagine how thrilled everyone must have been that she wanted to be there, and maybe she wanted to do that song, and how could they turn her down?

Off the top of my head, I can imagine her singing 'My Melancholy Blues' would be ABSOLUTELY perfect.. but maybe it wasn't offered up. Who knows?

Besides it became a massive sing-along and was all about the spirit of the moment so it ends up working anyway, I think :)

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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 02:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

she sucked, like must artists did that day


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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 03:22 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought she was, next to Paul Jones, the worst performer of the evening. Actually, no... Paul Jones was even better than her AWFUL cover.

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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 12:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


What did Paul Jones sing?



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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

AmeriQueen wrote:

I thought she was, next to Paul Jones, the worst performer of the evening. Actually, no... Paul Jones was even better than her AWFUL cover.


Better yet, who is Paul Jones?? Maybe you meant Paul Young?


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Posted: 03 Oct 06, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I thought you could tell from that performance, that she had a certain style that Freddie adopted. Especially the "I consider it a challenge before the whole human race, but I ain't gonna lose".

No-one hits it like Freddie did, but she was good at that.


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