Really loved this movie and music. Both Cooper and Gaga shine in this movie, but it's Cooper for me that stands out. Obviously Gaga has an incredible voice. Her acting is decent and natural. Cooper an Oscar nominee, but she may, too, according to fans.
Post by MamaFrankie on Oct 10, 2018 8:27:55 GMT -7
Not a fan of her music, but I have tremendous respect for Lady Gaga. She plays an instrument, has a good voice, writes her own songs, has complete control of her career, does her own thing, is confident and assertive and genuinely caring, as her Born This Way Foundation proves.
You need a crazy mind just to stay alive - Tomas Ledin, 1980
MamaFrankie, I have seen her interviewed several times and she's really down to earth and a very good listener when others are talking. She has gotten into different types of music. Most may know she can sing Opera, too.
We asked a classical singer to appraise Lady Gaga's Oscars performance
Classic FM presenter and classical singer extraordinaire Catherine Bott delivers the verdict on Lady Gaga's much-discussed medley of Rodgers & Hammerstein's songs from 'The Sound of Music'.
Bott, who has made a plethora of acclaimed early music recordings, praised Gaga's performance at the 87th Academy Awards ceremony:
"Lady Gaga has the vocal quality of a mezzo. It was very convincing… I would think that several million people didn't know she could sing like that."
Gaga's technical ability was also singled out: "She used portamento - gliding smoothly between the notes, very romantic phrasing - which is usually the province of straight opera singers."
"Most people who sing musical theatre now don't know anything about that - they only know either to sing very, very loud, or very very quiet."
We asked Catherine Bott what happened to Mariah Carey in THAT Christmas performance
Despite the success of the performance, though, Bott noted that the performance was ultimately always going to be compared to Julie Andrews' original version.
"It did occur to me that she was holding the mic closer than Julie Andrews ever needed to. I am sure she would have the technique to carry over the orchestra. I think she could sing with the microphone a bit further way."
Andrews was present at the ceremony and appeared emotional and grateful for Gaga's performance: "It was a very endearing moment, a very generous performance because ultimately it was a tribute to Julie Andrews. Gaga had gone out on a limb in the service of a much greater voice."