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National Anthems in Ottawa

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Completely classless with the "let me hear you" during O Canada. I don't have a problem with opera singers doing the anthems, as I've heard many of them perform them well and with the respect and dignity the songs deserve. I've also heard far too many "vocalists" from all genres turn the national anthems into exercises in musical masturbation.

This one's vibrato, however, was beyond obnoxious. If a soprano was to sing like that for any of the honors chorus auditions I've been involved with she wouldn't qualify for districts, let alone regions or all states. While being part of a chorus is different than being a soloist, vibrato wide enough to drive a semi truck through that detracts from the performance is never acceptable.

/music teacher mode

I cannot get this video to play but if your description is correct, I cannot stand slow vibratos. There is absolutely no excuse for hiring someone to sing like that. I've heard versions of the Messiah with "professional" soloists and if I didn't already know the thing by heart, I wouldn't know what the hell note they were trying to sing. Drives me batz.

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I was laughing when I saw Crosby trying so hard not to burst out laughing. That was just painful

Yeah, it was funny watching most of the players try not to crack up. NHL.com thought it was funny enough to put a clip of it on their site "Sens and Pens get an earful of National Anthem." Karlsson is the funniest though you can tell he completely loses it.

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One of my biggest pet peeves is playing/singing the national anthem slowly. It is meant to be upbeat. Ugh. I appreciate artistic license and all but...sometimes it just goes way too far.

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I cannot get this video to play but if your description is correct, I cannot stand slow vibratos. There is absolutely no excuse for hiring someone to sing like that. I've heard versions of the Messiah with "professional" soloists and if I didn't already know the thing by heart, I wouldn't know what the hell note they were trying to sing. Drives me batz.

Bingo. Vibrato is supposed to be a controlled effect to enhance long tones, not obscure them. At least she wasn't adding melismas on top of it. Nothing like ending a phrase that's written with a half note as the closing note and replacing it with thirty pitches, the vast majority of which fall out of the diatonic scale appropriate to the piece being performed (or even better, falling between semitones) and not once hitting the correct pitch during the whole run.

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unnecessary vibrato is unnecessary

one of the MOST GOD D*#@$ ANNOYING F#$#$@ things you can do when trying to sound like a good singer... at least imo. God I hate that.

I HATE IT SO MUCH

oh, btw *****, they're there to watch a hockey game... speed it the f up

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The singer is apparently a judge on "Canada's got Talent".

She is making us Canadians look really bad

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