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November 30, 2012 12:32 PM   Subscribe

France will see your Susan Boyle, and raise you
posted by eugenen (35 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

 
I love the guy in the soccer tricot cheering halfway through.
posted by vkxmai at 12:34 PM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


That's what happens when France lets the kids smoke a crate of unfiltered Gauloises a day.
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 12:42 PM on November 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


Rrrrrrronhonhon
posted by mannequito at 12:44 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Alexisinfrance.
posted by jimmythefish at 12:45 PM on November 30, 2012


\m/
posted by dirigibleman at 12:46 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Trois couleurs: Noir
posted by fearfulsymmetry at 12:47 PM on November 30, 2012 [7 favorites]


Needs subtitles.
posted by bswinburn at 12:47 PM on November 30, 2012


This is fake, right? It's like StSanders for voice, yes?
posted by dobbs at 12:51 PM on November 30, 2012


Frightening voice, Beautiful looking : Beautiful voice, Frightening looking

So she is like the Opposite Susan Boyle?
posted by dios at 12:51 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


So she is like the Opposite Susan Boyle?

"I Dreamed A Dream" vs "I'm Coughing Up A Hairball"
posted by hal9k at 12:58 PM on November 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


Kids today....
posted by blue_beetle at 12:59 PM on November 30, 2012


She sort of reminds me of Grace Perry (who is a little different than I remember her from Youth Group back in the day).
posted by carsonb at 1:01 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow, she has the voice of an angel.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 1:02 PM on November 30, 2012


For those outside the US?
posted by Blasdelb at 1:07 PM on November 30, 2012


#susanalbumparty
posted by Mister Fabulous at 1:09 PM on November 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


I prefer this teeny bopper entry.
posted by bearwife at 1:10 PM on November 30, 2012 [3 favorites]


I know I shouldn't be proudly trumpeting my own stereotypical world view, but to me, this (the act, the reactions of the audiences, hosts, and judge, and the slight differences between France Has Talent and its American/Anglo counterparts -- or what little I've seen of them), seems like THE MOST FRENCH THING EVER.
posted by MCMikeNamara at 1:12 PM on November 30, 2012


I tried to learn how to sing like that in order to improve my effectiveness on certain tracks for my local Rock Band group. I was surprised at how difficult it was. I never did get the knack, aside from one or two surprising moments I was unable to recreate.
posted by gilrain at 1:23 PM on November 30, 2012


That was just...beautiful.
posted by Vhanudux at 1:29 PM on November 30, 2012 [2 favorites]


ha books and covers
posted by 13twelve at 1:41 PM on November 30, 2012


I was expecting her head to spin around like Linda Blair's in the Exorcist.
posted by SPrintF at 2:14 PM on November 30, 2012


I ... fold.
posted by chavenet at 2:19 PM on November 30, 2012 [1 favorite]


I see what you did there.
posted by spock at 2:28 PM on November 30, 2012


They grow up so fast.
posted by b1tr0t at 2:32 PM on November 30, 2012


between the original link, the reference to Angela Gossow in the youtube comments, and the awesome metal dad / awesome metal daughter link b1tr0t posted, this thread has been a remarkably effective source of things I didn't know about but totally love.
posted by You Can't Tip a Buick at 3:15 PM on November 30, 2012


Anything that upends the usual reality show goings ons in order to, even unintentionally, make people question certain expectations they have based on how people look is ok in my book.

Handsome women can be metal. Also,Vegans can be metal.
posted by sendai sleep master at 3:38 PM on November 30, 2012


Reminds me when this guy failed to impress the judges.
posted by cazoo at 3:57 PM on November 30, 2012


They grow up so fast.

And then they turn into angsty assholes.
posted by palbo at 4:57 PM on November 30, 2012


It's not to my tastes, but I think a case can be made this is a legitimate vocal style, and then the question isn't whether or not it's ridiculous she is singing like this, but whether, given that she has chosen to sing like this, she does it well.

Apparently, this singing style is called the death growl, and it has a pretty respectable history. Here's John Entwistle doing a proto-death growl on "Boris the Spider" (bonus: fun animation!). Mike Oldfield's "Tubular Bells, Part Two" has a demented middle bridge that is pure death growl. It's possible the contemporary vocal fry is an attempt to impersonate, without effects, the distorted vocals found in songs like Black Sabbath's "Iron Man" and some of Pink Floyd's songs.

Anyway, death metal took whatever was going on beforehand and ran with it. YouTube, of course, not only offers the Top 10 Death Growls (skip the juvenile opening monologue). And the 10 deepest death growls. The top 8 female scream vocalists.

There are also numerous tutorials on how to do the death growl:

Death growl in one minute
How To Exhale Low Death Growl
how to death growl/ deathcore death metal debate
Screaming Tutorial (Power/ Vocal Fry, False Chord) (I love this one)
How To Scream (False Chord and Power Fry) (Great intro)

Here's a baby doing a death growl!

Don't even get me started on another heavy metal vocal technique. The pig squeals.

Does this French singer do it well? I don't know. My ears are bleeding.
posted by Bunny Ultramod at 6:30 PM on November 30, 2012 [9 favorites]


I am officially in love with Boris the spider.
posted by Tarumba at 8:19 PM on November 30, 2012


I prefer Metal Parrot.
posted by jamaro at 8:41 PM on November 30, 2012


If she doesn't represent France in the Univision song contest I think I might cry.
posted by louche mustachio at 11:09 PM on November 30, 2012


I think I understand what she is singing.
So, she's one up from the English version of this sort of thing.

She must go to Eurovision. MUST.
posted by Mezentian at 11:20 PM on November 30, 2012


The original posted video is blocked in Belgium, however there's another one in this Salon article
posted by channey at 4:38 AM on December 1, 2012 [1 favorite]


No Tairrie B on that list of best female screamers? Pfft.
posted by palbo at 10:41 AM on December 3, 2012


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