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
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.
Kudos to Liza for trying.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.