I DO really enjoy Glee. It can be over the top sometimes, but it is fun and filled with some great singing. But this “pitch perfect/auto- tune“ thing where they run all the voices through a digital processor so that the pitch comes out perfect….yuck.
What is so annoying to me is that they are using it on good voices. So, you are listening to an altered great voice. Which is so UNnecessary in my opinion. I enjoy the excitement of the raw REAL voice. There is something about it that puts you on the edge of your seat. (That is why American Idol gets so many viewers).
Once you feel the computer digitally helping the voice along, the excitement is taken away. Yes, the show is enjoyable but the singing could be so much more if it sounded real.
I don’t know why everything has to sound perfect and the same. When you do that, everything becomes generic to the ear. From the bad to the great. Put it all through a pitch perfect program and they all start to match. Making everything a little “vanilla” for my ear.
I get it if they need to use it occasionally to get someone like the character Sue Sylvester through a Madonna piece in order to follow a story line on a show; no one really expects her to have a great voice anyway. But honestly, I would have enjoyed her performance of Vogue much more if it was Not so enhanced. She plays a Comic character on the show, not a Broadway singer, so she could have done her best with her real voice, if it was horrible, it could have added to the moment for her character.
So take a risk Glee and put some bad singing on your show from appropriate characters. If you want great singing for a role or story line then CAST A GREAT Singer!- and let us hear them in “THE RAW”. That is what it’s about isn’t it? Their talent?
This auto-tune/pitch perfect process that they put the voices through is essentially like airbrushing a model’s wrinkles for a magazine. After a while, you can’t tell one model from another. The same thing is happening to the vocal performances on the show.
They have some phenomenal singers on that show such as the characters of Rachel Berry and Mercedes Jones. I want to hear all of their voice not just what they let us hear.
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