Bocelli Performance 'Sounds Like Strangulation'

Critics have mauled Italian tenor ANDREA BOCELLI's performances in New York city last week, calling them "careless" and "unconvincing". Blind Bocelli, who has sold out his concert dates in New York, is slated as a singer who is still living off his fame without having any real vocal talent. New York Times critic BERNARD HOLLAND says, "Bocelli is not a very good singer. The tone is rasping, thin and in general, poorly supported. Even the most modest upward movement thins it even more, signalling what appears to be the onset of strangulation. "To his credit, Mr Bocelli sings mostly in tune. But his phrasing tends towards carelessness and rhythmic jumble, and the little barks and husky vocal expletives that are the mother's milk of Italian tenordom sound faded and unconvincing. The diction is not clear." A review from the Associated Press (AP) also slates Bocelli, proclaiming, "Passion? Yes. Power? No."


Contactmusic

Tags: Andrea Bocelli


Advertisement

Editors Recommendations

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

It’s that time of the year again. With Forbes having published its...

Surprise, Surprise: Thanks To Marvel, Robert Downey Jr. Continues His Reign As Hollywood's Richest Actor

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

American cable network FXX struck a deal last year to buy the rights to the...

Simpsons Mania: FXX To Put Every Episode Online

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Rumours that a seperation is imminent have plagued the music power couple...

Beyonce Fends Off Divorce Rumours With Cute Instagram Snap

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

After being called out six times to break up a rowdy party at his new digs in Beverely Hills, the police...

Justin Bieber Could Face Citizen's Arrest

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

J.J Abrams treated Star Wars fans to a look at a new model of the iconic...

J.J Abrams Reveals New X-Wing Fighter in New Star Wars Episode VII Video [Pictures]

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie

It's no surprise that Richard Linklater's movie Boyhood was this week...

'Boyhood' has 99% on Rotten Tomatoes. It Is Almost the Perfect Movie
Advertisement

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

It was announced earlier this year that ABC series 'Once Upon A Time' would be...

Once Upon A Time To Add Hans to Frozen Storyline

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

I don’t know about you, but she’s feeling 22… Selena Gomez just turned...

Did Selena Gomez Dash Off To St Tropez To Bask In A New Relationship?

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City

Seattle has one of the most legendary music scenes in America so...

The Sound Of Seattle: Budweiser Made In America See How Music Has Changed In The Noisy City


More recommendations

Advertisement

Comments

larnakeane's picture

larnakeane

I don't care what the stuffed shirt critic says about Andrea Bocelli. He is a rare talent, an inspiration and anyone who loves opera, or just plain heart can appreciate his performances.To the stuffed shirt who wrote so negatively about this wonderful singer, hmmmmmm, no one is listening!!!!!
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488355

4 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

IN LOVE WITH ANDREA BOCILLE's picture

IN LOVE WITH AN...

i'm in love with this man, i've never felt such a feeling to anybdoy, this man is a magic which it's secret is never known....his voice penetrates the soul with no permition,he sings making no effort cuz he knows his voice will reach the bossom of all hearts,and those who cant admire this angelic voice have weak hearts....
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488524

4 years 1 month ago
Report
View Comments

phelelani's picture

phelelani

I thinnk Paper and critiques do get ahead of them selves as an owner of a few of Bocellis Albums they (jOURNALIST) ARE FULL OF Bull*** no offence intended they can't even hold a note themselves, He has done it on more than one album... Let the singers sing and writers write, this aint pen on paper people its music and live performance will always differ from CD AUDIO
Import Source: 
comments.nsf
Import Date: 
1322488374

4 years 3 months ago
Report
View Comments

Andrea Bocelli Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Andrea Bocelli

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All