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To be irritated by these girly, weak, breathy voiced singers lately?

(176 Posts)
somethingsnotrighthere Mon 11-Nov-13 18:45:38

It seems to be on adverts, the bloody Lidl one is the worst, it ends with a really weak "All these little thiiiings" and it drives me crackers!

Some singers are like this too, Ellie Goulding for example.

Can anyone else identify with my irritation with this?

Or worsen my irritation with suggestions of equally whiney-voiced singers you have heard? grin

BatPenguin Mon 11-Nov-13 18:46:59

Abi off the X factor? <sorry not helping>

RedLondonBus Mon 11-Nov-13 18:47:08

Think it became fashionable with Diana Vickers from X factor... But where is she these days??

ProfYaffle Mon 11-Nov-13 18:48:57

I know exactly what you mean. Especially when it's combined with ikkle girl lyrics/kookiness. Drives me daft.

Mouthfulofquiz Mon 11-Nov-13 18:49:47

Singers that pronounce their vowels in an odd way piss me right off.

IDugUpADiamond Mon 11-Nov-13 18:49:57

Yes, they give me murderous thoughts

Nottalotta Mon 11-Nov-13 18:50:25

I hate it. Particularly the lame covers of decent songs.

BoneyBackJefferson Mon 11-Nov-13 18:51:11

RedLondonBus
"Think it became fashionable with Diana Vickers from X factor... But where is she these days??"

On the front cover of FHM.

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 18:51:36

I wouldn't have used Ellie Goulding as an example, if you listen to more of her songs she's not like that.

I do know what you mean though and I dislike it too.

Lunaballoon Mon 11-Nov-13 18:51:45

I agree! I've had enough of all the Christmas adverts already. Lidl's and that awful voice is the worst of the lot for me.

LimburgseVlaai Mon 11-Nov-13 18:52:58

Another reason to hate Christmas [grump].

All those bloody ads with their bloody breathy girly singers. Murdering songs.

Mind you, I hate the bellowers as well, the shouty ones that make their voice catch as they go onto a higher note.

Charlesroi Mon 11-Nov-13 18:56:33

I hate it. Particularly the lame covers of decent songs

Amen. I'l never forgive Leona Lewis (or the producer) for Run. Fucking awful.

ProfondoRosso Mon 11-Nov-13 18:57:44

Oh, I so agree. Breathy versions of great songs do my head in. I heard one such murdering of Ain't Nobody on (I think) a Sainsbury's ad. That's Chaka Khan, man!!

Fucking CHAKA CHAKA KHAN!

SaucyJack Mon 11-Nov-13 19:02:24

I still want to flay Leona Lewis alive for what she did to NIN.

Edendance Mon 11-Nov-13 19:04:28

Was it last year's Christmas ad... 'weherwvra you will go...' does my nut.

Totally agreed op, get rid of these god-awful breathy covers!

sonlypuppyfat Mon 11-Nov-13 19:05:37

I loathe the way singers torture each fucking note Maria Carrey is one.

Pobblewhohasnotoes Mon 11-Nov-13 19:06:57

I thought the Lidl advert was Ellie Goulding?

Abi off of X factor is a perfect example of weak whiny voice.

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 19:07:05

Werwevver you will go makes me want to punch things.

Strumpetron Mon 11-Nov-13 19:08:29

Saucy jack I remember shouting at my telly the year that happened!

Even more so people going on about how she 'ruined Johnny cash's song' NO MATE, I THINK YOU MEAN NINE INCH NAILS

harticus Mon 11-Nov-13 19:12:19

Fucking CHAKA CHAKA KHAN!
grin grin grin

RiffyWammal Mon 11-Nov-13 19:14:02

I knew this would be about the Lidl advert!

It's so annoying - her phrasing and pronounciation are awful ('all thessshh leetle thingssssh'), however I felt a little more forgiving when I realised that the singer is Swedish and it's probably down to accent rather than a deliberate affectation. grin

persimmon Mon 11-Nov-13 19:14:13

Movin' On Up in a reedy voice makes me stabby. It's Primal Scream ffs.

somethingsnotrighthere Mon 11-Nov-13 19:20:11

Thought you would all think I was being a miserable git!!

This thread is great,keep it coming ladies!! grin

soverylucky Mon 11-Nov-13 19:26:40

so glad to see it is not just me who HATES it when ladies sing like this.

NumTumRedRum Mon 11-Nov-13 19:30:03

I bought Diana Vicker's album. I'll be going now. As you were.

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